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Daniel Amartey handball in Leicester field WAS checked out by VAR, affirm PGMOL, as Crystal Palace followers demand penalty


Leicester’s draw at Crystal Palace was two factors dropped from a Foxes perspective – however had been the house facet denied a penalty?

Second-placed Leicester didn’t benefit from Liverpool’s shock draw to West Brom on Sunday as they might solely handle a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

Leicester could have gone just a point off the top of the Premier League

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Leicester may have gone only a level off the highest of the Premier League

Harvey Barnes cancelled out Wilfried Zaha’s opener however Leicester will really feel they need to have received the match as Kelechi Iheanacho missed a penalty within the first half.

The guests had been the extra threatening facet however an incident within the second half suggests they had been lucky to not have a penalty given in opposition to them.

Palace followers on social media insist their facet ought to have been awarded a spot-kick within the second half with the ball placing Daniel Amartey contained in the Leicester field.

Replays present it did in actual fact contact the Leicester defender’s hand as he and Eagles striker Christian Benteke contested the ball contained in the Foxes field.

It appeared Benteke had headed the ball harmlessly over the bar

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It appeared Benteke had headed the ball harmlessly over the bar

But replays show the ball also touched Amartey’s hand

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However replays present the ball additionally touched Amartey’s hand

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg believes Palace have each proper to really feel aggrieved and steered the incident ought to have been checked out once more by the VAR.

Clattenburg mentioned: “It’s a very fascinating one as a result of you may perceive how the referee has missed it initially.

“However Crystal Palace might be feeling actually upset as a result of when the ball is available in, Benteke jumps in with Amartey. Amartey’s hand is out nevertheless it’s really [Cheikhou] Kouyate who appeals.

“Due to this fact the VAR [Robert Jones] ought to have robotically checked as a result of the ball’s out of play.

“However from the digicam behind the objective I believed ‘is {that a} potential penalty for handball?’ So subsequently the VAR ought to have checked it.

“He didn’t as a result of lower than 20 seconds from Benteke heading it over to Kasper Schmeichel taking the objective kick, the ball was again in play so it wasn’t checked. There wasn’t sufficient time.

“I really feel he ought to’ve taken his time and used all of the proof that’s out there. The digicam angle we will see, Amartey’s arms are above his shoulder and he’s clearly handballed it.”

Nevertheless, an announcement by the PGMOL, the physique liable for the best way the sport is officiated, launched to talkSPORT says that VAR DID have a look at the incident.

It learn: “It was checked out by the VAR however cleared rapidly as they felt it got here off Benteke’s head.”





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