Ref Watch: Dermot Gallagher disagrees with Jurgen Klopp plus Cristiano Ronaldo and Arsenal winner | Football news

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Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher runs the rule on the weekend’s big incidents.

West Ham 3-2 Liverpool

Did Alisson commit a foul?

Alisson's own goal put Liverpool at a disadvantage against West Ham, VAR confirmed
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Alisson’s own goal put Liverpool at a disadvantage against West Ham, VAR confirmed

INCIDENT: West Ham took the lead with their first attack when a Pablo Fornals corner kick escaped Alisson’s glove and entered the net in the fourth minute, falling as an own goal despite a VAR control for a possible foul. It was not necessary, but Jurgen Klopp thinks Angelo Ogbonna should have been sanctioned. Referee Craig Pawson was not recommended to go to the court screen.

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Jurgen Klopp was clearly disappointed after Liverpool’s unbeaten streak came to an end in their 3-2 loss to West Ham and felt the refereeing decisions were against him.

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “I think it’s a good goal. I don’t think Ogbonna did anything wrong, really. He jumps for the ball and is in front. Alisson enters Ogbonna’s space and not the other way around. For me, I can’t. Let’s see what a I think the referee is quite right to give that on the field and I think the VAR was right not to ask him to review it. “

Cresswell red?

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Jamie Carragher, Jack Wilshere and Jamie Redknapp discuss Aaron Cresswell’s challenge to Jordan Henderson during West Ham’s win over Liverpool. Should the Hammers’ left back have been given a red card?

INCIDENT: Moments after the goal, Aaron Cresswell escaped any punishment despite a high tackle on Jordan Henderson. Cresswell initially touched the ball, but the follow-up caught Henderson in the knee. It was reviewed by the VAR, but, again, referee Pawson was not advised to go to the screen.

Aaron Cresswell escaped punishment for an incident with Jordan Henderson in the Premier League match between West Ham and Liverpool
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Cresswell escaped punishment for an incident with Henderson

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “I think I’m in the minority but I don’t think it’s a red card. I don’t think it’s a red card because at the point of contact I don’t think I will catch it as we saw [Mason] Holgate did. I think that if the referee gives a free kick and a yellow card, I do not think he will accelerate and go to the VAR as he was. In isolation, I think it should have been a yellow card. “

Arsenal 1-0 Watford

Should Arsenal’s goal have been kept?

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Jamie Redknapp says Watford will rightly be angry after Arsenal players failed to return the ball after the Hornets put the ball out of play due to injury.

INCIDENT: Emile Smith Rowe swept Arsenal off Watford in the 56th minute at the Emirates on Sunday and they won a match they dominated with that lone goal. However, in preparation, Danny Rose had kicked the ball offside to allow his teammate Ozan Tufan to receive treatment after a clash with Albert Sambi Lokonga. However, Arsenal did not return the ball to Watford and, after a couple of game passes, scored on a shot from Smith Rowe. There was also a VAR control in a challenge from Ainsley Maitland-Niles over Ismaila Sarr who went ahead of the goal.

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Claudio Ranieri and Mikel Arteta exchanged words after Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford after the Gunners scored a controversial winner

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “If you kick it, you presume you’re going to get the ball back. If it doesn’t come back, the referee is powerless. It has to be up to the player to do it; Arsenal decided not to and that’s their choice.

“What about the challenge in Sarr? I thought [Sarr] ran into him; I didn’t think it was a fault and the VAR checked it. “

Was Rose lucky?

INCIDENT: Arsenal received a penalty, which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw saved, when Rose dragged Alexandre Lacazette that many followers on social networks judged WWE more than football.

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “It was definitely a penalty and the icing on the cake would have been a yellow card. It was reckless.”

Everton 0-0 Tottenham

Richarlison Penalty Drama

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FREE TO SEE: Highlights of the goalless draw between Everton and Tottenham in the Premier League

INCIDENT: After a poor quality fight, the key moment came in the 64th minute when Hugo Lloris ran to Richarlison and dropped the Everton forward. Referee Chris Kavanagh originally awarded the penalty, but the VAR intervened with a replay suggesting that Lloris touched the ball.

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “I think he touches it and I think he touches it because of the angle the ball is going. If Richarlison had played the ball, he would have gone further forward. Does he catch the ball? Does he catch the ball? There’s always going to be contact there. He did not clear the player, the player himself did not think it was a foul.

“Is that a clear and obvious mistake? Well, I didn’t think it was a penalty at the time because I thought the goalkeeper had the ball. Did the referee explode too early? Richarlison didn’t have the ball at his feet.” [to finish], he has his back to the goal, he has to try to get that ball, the goalkeeper is in that area and a defender has recovered, so I think it would be a huge bet for the referee to continue playing in that situation. “

Holgate red for Everton, right?

INCIDENT: Kavanagh and the VAR had a very busy afternoon as Mason Holgate was sent off in injury time after his dangerous challenge to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg went from yellow to red after a review.

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “I think this is a really bad tackle. He’s high. He catches him with the cleats on the back of the leg. I don’t think the referee can make any other decision than to go to the screen and take a look. I think there the right decision was made. The difference [with Cresswell] which is the point of contact “.

Man Utd 0-2 Man City

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Cristiano Ronaldo shows his frustration during United’s defeat in the Manchester derby

Was Ronaldo lucky?

INCIDENT: Cristiano Ronaldo pounced on Kevin De Bruyne on the touchline during the Manchester derby. Should the punishment have been more than a yellow card?

DERMOT’S VERDICT: “I wouldn’t say he was lucky, but it wasn’t a smart challenge, especially when the whistle had blown. I don’t think it was a red card. It slides and I’d probably say it was frustration, but it was reckless and reckless.”

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