VAR Chief apologizes after blunder in Tottenham game
VAR Chief apologizes after blunder in Tottenham game

VAR Chief apologizes after blunder in Tottenham game

Hawk Eye (the company supplying Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in the Premier League) has apologized following a graphic error during Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Watford on Saturday.

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli salvaged a point for Spurs four minutes from time, canceling out Abdoulaye Doucoure's opener but questions were raised prior to the Ali goal for a suspected handball.

Reviews showed that the England midfielder had chested the ball, a move that had the goal stand but on the Stadium screen, it was noted that the goal had been disallowed much to the confusion of the fans.

Working Together

“We are working together with PGMOL and the Premier League to understand the root cause of this problem and propose measures to ensure it won't happen again,” a statement from Hawk Eye noted.

It was a day of confusion for VAR with the same game having a drama in the first half when a clean penalty appeal from Watford was denied by the technology.

The same VAR was called upon in the game involving Wolves and Southampton that ended in a 1-1 draw. Before any team would score, hosts Wolves were to see their two goals overruled for offside.

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