Phil Jagielka was despatched off in opposition to Aston Villa following VAR intervention at Bramall Lane in a call labelled ‘disgraceful’.
Sheffield United have been capable of maintain on to the 1-Zero victory, simply their fourth win of the season, because of a David McGoldrick objective regardless of a barrage of strain from the guests.
However it was the incident involving the Blades defender that was the large speaking level of the match.
The Sheffield United man was initially proven a yellow card for his problem on Anwar El Ghazi early on within the second half of the Premier League match.
VAR advised referee Robert Jones to go and take a look on the pitchside monitor to see if Jagielka had denied a goalscoring alternative.
Jones determined he had and adjusted his choice to a crimson card. Jagielka turned the second oldest participant to obtain a crimson card within the Premier League (38y 198d) behind solely Stuart Pearce (38y 341 days).
When discussing the choice, talkSPORT host Hugh Woozencroft stated: “Completely disgraceful choice. There’s no manner Jagielka is the final man there.
“There’s one other defender who’s deeper than him. He’s throughout the pitch however you’ll be able to’t say it’s the denial of a goalscoring alternative. There’s ample time for a defender to get again.”
Former Premier League striker Dean Ashton stated: “The angle as properly, he’s nearly going away from objective. The contact he takes will not be a contact that’s going to take him into the field for a taking pictures alternative.
“If he’s going to need to take a shot from 20 yards out earlier than there’s a defender there to make a problem then it’s a crimson card.
“However that’s not what it’s. A goalscoring alternative is a real goalscoring alternative 1v1 with a goalkeeper nevertheless it wasn’t the case.”
McGoldrick’s objective gave Sheffield United a glimmer of hope of preventing for survival with 11 video games to go.
They lowered the hole to 12 factors to security however might discover that point is operating out.