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VAR Missed Blatant Onana Foul Against Man United



VAR Missed Blatant Onana Foul Against Man United

According to manager Gary O’Neil, Wolverhampton Wanderers received an apology for the non-award of a penalty during their 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

At Old Trafford, André Onana collided with Sasa Kalajdzic in stoppage time, but on-field referee Simon Hooper did not call a foul.

VAR After determining it was not a clear and obvious error, Michael Salisbury checked the incident and approved it. However, O’Neil afterwards stated that Select Group 1 Manager of the PGMOL Jonathan Moss had acknowledged a mistake had occurred.

“I was told live that they didn’t think that it was a clear and obvious error,” O’Neil claimed. “However, after speaking with Jonathan Moss—and bravo to him for being upfront—he has expressed regret and stated that it was an obvious penalty that ought to have been imposed.

“I’m sorry because he came out so openly. I spent the afternoon with him attempting to comprehend the new rules and avoiding getting in trouble for breaking them, both of which I failed to achieve.

Fair play to Jon for stating that the error was evident and clear. He finds it hard to believe that the on-field referee missed it and that VAR did not step in. I think that only makes me feel worse. When you realise you’re right, it hurts more to leave empty-handed.

Wolves had 23 shots against United, with six of them being on target; it was unfortunate that they were unable to secure a victory. Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, disputed with O’Neil’s claim that Onana could have “taken our striker’s head off” with the challenge.

Ten Hag remarked, “Of course we are happy with it. VAR looked at it and chose not to give it. “I don’t think I need to respond to his perspective as stated by O’Neil. The referee and the VAR are at issue.

“I believe that the two Wolves players came together, and Andre didn’t obstruct either of their actions. The ball gets touched first, and then Andre arrives.

The solitary goal in the first Premier League match for both sides, scored by Raphael Varane, earned Ten Hag’s team all three points to start the season.

Since records have been kept, which began 20 years ago, Wolves’ total number of shots versus United at Old Trafford was the second-highest. According to O’Neil, this shows how confident his team is in their ability to attack.

O’Neil remarked, “In the end, we can’t just concentrate on that penalty decision. “To come to Old Trafford and dominate after just four days of training is extraordinary. We had the most shots of any side since 2005. The guys merited greater praise tonight.

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