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Steven Gerrard pissed off after referee mistake prices Aston Villa win in opposition to Manchester Metropolis

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Steven Gerrard tis below strain as Aston Villa supervisor (Photograph: Getty)

Steven Gerrard has bemoaned a mistake from the referee that value Aston Villa a possible win over Manchester City on Saturday.

An out-of-form Villa aspect put up a courageous resistance in opposition to a dominant Metropolis staff that finally broke the impasse within the second-half because of the free-scoring Erling Haaland.

However to the shock of these inside Villa Park, the house aspect levelled proceedings via Leon Bailey within the closing levels of the match, earlier than holding on to assert a much-needed level.

Nonetheless, Gerrard’s staff had been aggrieved to not stroll away with all three, after Philippe Coutinho scored a stunner from outdoors the field, however solely after referee Simon Hooper had blown his whistle.

Hooper had stopped play as his linesman had flagged Coutinho offside within the build-up, nonetheless replays clearly confirmed that the attacking midfielder was actually onside.

Due to the introduction of VAR, linesman are supposed to delay flagging for offside within the eventuality that the play results in a purpose and so they have made the wrong name, however that process was not carried out on this occasion.

And since the referee blew his whistle earlier than Coutinho acquired his shot away, VAR couldn’t test the purpose and overturn the on-pitch officers.

Ought to Philippe Coutinho’s purpose have stood?! 🤔

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In consequence, Gerrard was understandably aggravated, saying: ‘He blew the whistle too early twice. He blew the whistle when Ezri Konsa challenged Ederson.

‘Why blow the whistle? Why not wait and use VAR if there is a matter? And he blew the whistle too early for Phil’s factor.

‘He was determined on the whistle which went in opposition to us twice within the recreation. I noticed a professional purpose however clearly I’m biased.’

It comes after a day of quite a few VAR controversies within the Premier League, the place West Ham had a late equaliser chalked off in opposition to Chelsea after Edouard Mendy was deemed to have been fouled within the build-up.

This was blasted by Irons boss David Moyes, who labelled the choice ‘scandalous’ and ‘rotten’.

In addtion, Newcastle had a purpose disallowed after Joe Willock was adjudged to have fouled Crystal Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, with the VAR officers lacking the truth that Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell had pushed Willock into Guaita.

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