The Premier League has revealed why Mbaye Diagne’s early objective in West Brom’s 3-Zero win over Southampton wasn’t given – and it’s an surprising purpose to say the least!
The Baggies had the ball within the web inside three minutes as Diagne helped in Darnell Furlong’s shot together with his head.
The objective wasn’t awarded because the Baggies striker was flagged offside, nevertheless, VAR had a take a look at the incident once more.
TV replays appeared to point out Diagne was onside, whereas teammate Kyle Bartley, who was behind him, was stood offside.
It appears Bartley wasn’t deemed lively within the transfer however the objective wasn’t given. The explanation VAR didn’t award it was considerably weird.
The Premier League stated in an announcement to talkSPORT: “They couldn’t get an angle that conclusively confirmed whether or not Diagne’s higher physique was onside or offside, so that they have caught with on-field choice.”
West Brom didn’t let this setback get them down although because it proved to be a simple victory for them on the Hawthorns anyway.
Mathues Pereira opened the scoring on 31 minutes with a penalty after he was tripped within the field by Fraser Forster.
They doubled their lead 4 minutes later as Matt Phillips obtained on the tip of Diagne’s low cross from the left after Danny Ings inexplicably gave the ball away to the Baggies frontman.
Saints improved after the break however Sam Allardyce’s aspect obtained one other as Callum Robinson’s emphatic end sealed the win. This was the Republic of Eire worldwide’s first Premier League objective NOT scored in opposition to Chelsea.
The guests obtained a penalty in stoppage-time as Moussa Djenepo was felled by Conor Townsend however James Ward-Prowse’s effort from 12 yards was saved by Sam Johnstone.
The early incident finally had no impact on the consequence however it should do nothing to silence the VAR critics, with the expertise enjoying a giant half in some Premier League matches on the weekend.
Roberto Firmino had a objective disallowed throughout Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa as Diogo Jota was offside within the build-up, though some digicam angles appeared to counsel the Portuguese was onside.
In the meantime, Edinson Cavani had a objective not given throughout Manchester United’s win at Tottenham because it was later dominated Scott McTominay had fouled Heung-min Son seconds beforehand.