Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard criticize the “soft” VAR decision to reject Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in Manchester United’s loss | football news

Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard have criticized the decision to turn down Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester United, but Roy Keane says he is “tired of their excuses”.

Arsenal thought they had taken the lead in the 12th minute when Martinelli finished superbly after playing Bukayo Saka after Odegaard stole Christian Eriksen from his possession.

But the goal was disallowed after VAR Lee Mason advised referee Paul Tierney to check the stadium screen, as he ruled Eriksen had been fouled by the Arsenal captain in the run-up.

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Arsenal went to a 3-1 loss at Old Trafford With the start of the season 100 per cent over, but Arsenal boss Arteta said Martinelli’s decision “was hard to accept”.

Tell Sky Sports: “It’s a lack of consistency. What’s soft? Last week, hmm [Aston Villa] He gets a goal when there’s a foul on Aaron (Ramsdale), but he’s weak and not a foul.

Then there is a penalty kick for Bukayo [Saka, by Tyrone Mings] But it is soft and not a penalty. Today this is wrong.

“There were some strong tackles and no yellow cards because the bottom line is low because it’s a big game. It’s really hard to accept.”

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta issues his verdict on his team’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United and whether the VAR had ruled out Martinelli’s goal.

Odegaard thinks he justly challenged Eriksen and should have stood the goal Amid a weekend dominated by controversial VAR decisions.

“In my opinion, this is not wrong at all,” said the Norwegian midfielder. Sky Sports. The referee sees him and plays.

“It’s a simple challenge and for the VAR to come it has to be clear and clear. This has been said a lot.

“On camera, you can always make it look a little worse, but to me, it wasn’t a mistake at all, so it’s frustrating.”

Kane: Arteta is a painful loser

Goals from Marcus Rashford and number one Anthony ended Arsenal’s winning start to the season, and former United midfielder Roy Keane has not been swayed by Arsenal’s complaints.

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He said, “I’m tired of all their excuses.” Sky Sports. “Arteta gets interviewed after the match, he’s a sore loser – and we are all. But he has to give a little bit of credit to Manchester United and he never did.

“Every time they lose a match, it’s about what they didn’t do right or the people in charge stop making excuses.

“I lost the match 3-1, I got the praise but I’m going to score points every day of the week.”

but fellow Sky Sports Analyst Paul Merson believes the outcome would have been different had the Brazilian’s goal been scored.

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Paul Merson took a lot of positives from Arsenal’s loss to Manchester United, claiming that the away team was the better team for most of the match despite the defeat.

Asked if Martinelli’s disallowed goal would change the match, he said Sky Sports: “one hundred percent.

“Man United could not have played better in the first 10 minutes, they controlled the game, passed the ball, moved and if Arsenal went too far and went 1-0, you would have seen the reaction.

“Although the goal was not allowed, I watched the next 20 or 30 minutes, Man United were shocked.”

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PGMOL has acknowledged VAR calls at Chelsea and Newcastle as errors

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The Football Committee on Saturday was stunned by the number of VAR decisions made in the Premier League on Saturday

Martinelli’s decision comes after referees body PGMOL acknowledged that the VAR incidents at Chelsea and Newcastle on Saturday were errors, after the Premier League asked the board of directors to investigate them.

Saturday’s Premier League action was marred by a series of decisions that were either canceled thanks to the intervention of the VAR or were not made despite the review system, which angered managers of multiple teams, who were unable to contain their emotions after the match.

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Gary Neville, speaking in his podcast after Manchester United’s victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford, said that after a very bad weekend, VAR technology should improve a lot.

After the Premier League called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding key decisions at Stamford Bridge and St James’ Park, Sky Sports News He understands that PGMOL believes mistakes have been made in the incidents that denied West Ham and Newcastle goals.

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Maxwell Cornet’s late equalizer against Chelsea was controversially disallowed for a foul on goalkeeper Edward Mendy.

In west London, West Ham were denied a late equaliser when Maxwell Cornet’s goal was disallowed after a VAR review ruled Jarrod Bowen fouled Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mendy in preparation.

Hammers midfielder Declan Rice called it “one of the worst VAR decisions since entering the game”.

Meanwhile, in the northeast, Newcastle had canceled what could have been the winning goal for a foul by Joe Willock on Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita – despite Terrick Mitchell pushing Willock into Guaita.

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David Moyes said it was an outrageous decision to rule out his side’s late equalizer against Chelsea while Thomas Tuchel considered it a clear foul on the goalkeeper.

Other incidents that occurred on Saturday included:

  • Leeds were not awarded a penalty due to interference on Crescencio Summerville by Aaron Hickey in their defeat at Brentford.
  • Philippe Coutinho’s goal against Manchester City was disallowed after the assistant referee erred for offside, as the video assistant referee was unable to overturn the decision as the whistle was blown before the ball entered.

There were other flashpoints during the early weeks of the season. Chelsea were the victim of an incorrect call last month, with Mike Dean – who was on VAR at the time – later admitting that he should have reported the red card to the Tottenham defender. Christian Romero after pulling Mark Cucurella’s hair in the corner.