Nigel Owens explains why TMO trumps VAR and offers solution for ‘frustrated’ fans

Nigel Owens believes football fans suffer with the interference of video assistant referees because there is a lack of communication surrounding key decisions. The retired rugby union official believes the rugby equivalent television match official (TMO) is far superior for that reason, but insists officials should be less eager to use it during games. Owens […]

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Everton beat Arsenal as Godfrey avoids punishment for standing on Tomiyasu’s face

Everton showed incredible character as they put VAR setbacks behind them to come back and beat Arsenal 2-1 at Goodison Park. A goal from Richarlison, who earlier had two goals disallowed for marginal offside calls, and Demarai Gray’s stunning strike sealed the Toffees their first win since September 25. Getty It was third time lucky […]

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‘No intent there’ – Award of Czech Republic penalty slammed in draw to Croatia

Croatia recovered from a penalty decision that left their players incensed as they battled to a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic at Hampden Park. The Czech’s man of the moment, Patrik Schick was left bloody-nosed by Dejan Lovren with replays showing the ex-Liverpool man caught him with an elbow. AFP Lovren clearly caught Schick […]

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Maguire believes Shaw misheard Attwell discussion, Solskjaer fumes at Chelsea article

Harry Maguire told his bosses that teammate Luke Shaw misheard a conversation between himself and referee Stuart Attwell during Manchester United’s goalless draw with Chelsea. After the match, Shaw expressed his belief that his skipper was told United should have been awarded a penalty at Chelsea but were not due to the potential backlash it […]

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