Luka Milivojevic continued his sensible penalty file for Crystal Palace as he netted the profitable aim in a 1-Zero victory over West Brom.
VAR has taken the headlines in too many video games in latest weeks, significantly for handball choices, however obtained the decision spot on at Selhurst Park when an on-field choice was overturned.
Wilfried Zaha returned to the Palace beginning XI for the primary time in a month following a hamstring damage.
Zaha grew to become the primary Premier League participant to not take a knee earlier than kick-off after he determined to ‘stand tall’ forward of kick-off in opposition to West Brom to focus on extra must be achieved within the combat in opposition to racism.
It was the winger who was concerned within the early motion and gained Crystal Palace the penalty within the first half.
The Eagles had been awarded a spot-kick after a prolonged VAR verify, with Darnell Furlong deemed to have dealt with Zaha’s cross.
After it was confirmed Zaha was not in an offside place, referee Simon Hooper was requested to make use of the pitchside monitor and determined the infringement of the Baggies defender warranted a penalty.
“There’s definitely no complaints concerning the penalty,” Ray Parlour advised talkSPORT. “It was a penalty. It was the suitable choice in the long run from VAR. The referee checks a couple of instances to get the suitable choice.”
Palace captain Milivojevic stepped up and despatched Sam Johnstone the unsuitable strategy to rating within the 37th minute and open his account for the season.
It was the 22nd Premier League penalty scored by the midfielder and a exceptional 79 per cent of his objectives from the spot.
It was a good conflict at Selhurst Park however one Palace edged because of that penalty with the Baggies’ scenario not getting any higher close to the underside of the desk.