Premier League: VAR have made six incorrect interventions this season with 42 deemed correct | Soccer News

Premier League video assistant referees have made six incorrect interventions this season, while 42 have been ruled correct by the Key Match Incident panel.

ESPN reported that one of the six errors includes Gabriel Martinelli’s goal disallowed in Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester United in September.

Arsenal were denied a 12th-minute opener by VAR after referee Paul Tierney used the pitchside monitor to disallow the Brazilian striker’s goal for a foul on Christian Eriksen by Martin Odegaard in the goal preparation.

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Gabriel Martinelli’s goal was disallowed at Manchester United by VAR for an earlier foul by Martin Odegaard

As part of a higher threshold approach, the independent panel also concluded that there were six missed VAR interventions from the wider decision-making pool in the first 16 match rounds – 160 matches – of all KMI incidents so far.

It is hoped that fewer mistakes will be made with the arrival of Howard Webb, who has started his role as Director of Refereeing at PGMOL and is expected to meet key staff from Premier League and English Football League clubs during of the new year.

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Following a number of controversial VAR decisions in recent weeks, we take a look at some of the most hotly debated VAR calls to date in the Premier League this season

Webb, who refereed the World Cup final in 2010, is set to bring a greater level of transparency to PGMOL after the 51-year-old received praise for the way VAR was used under his leadership in MLS.

PL asks to take part in trial for temporary concussion subs

The Premier League has asked football lawmakers if they can take part in a trial that will see temporary concussion substitutions used from the start of next season.

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez suffered a blow to the head in their 4-0 defeat at Newcastle in October

A joint Premier League, MLS and Ligue 1 bid has been launched through FIFPro and the Global Leagues Forum to the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

Doctors from all 20 Premier League clubs have been consulted over the past four to six weeks over the current concussion protocols in place in the top flight, where a head injury assessment is carried out on the pitch and a permanent substitution concussion is used if necessary.

Premier League doctors are in favor of setting up temporary concussion substitutes where a player suspected of having a concussion would leave the field of play to be assessed in a private area and be temporarily substituted.

If that player passed the HIA, he would be allowed to return to the field. Should the player in question fail the evaluation, the switch would become a permanent concussion substitute.

There have been several controversial incidents at the World Cup where players suffered head injuries with brain injury charity Headway criticizing Wales’ handling of Neco Williams’ replacement against England. England in a group game last month.

Wales' Neco Williams leaves the pitch injured
Welsh defender Neco Williams was first cleared to play after sustaining a head injury against England at the World Cup.

Williams fell to the ground after blocking Marcus Rashford’s shot with the top of his head, but passed FIFA’s concussion test and continued before being taken off before half-time. Headway used the incident to highlight the need to introduce temporary concussion substitutions.

Similar situations occurred in the Premier League ahead of the mid-season break with Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez sent off against Newcastle after initially trying to play with a head injury.

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Kris Boyd says Aston Villa should have removed Emiliano Martinez as he appeared to be injured against Newcastle

The IFAB rejected calls to introduce temporary concussion substitutes at its annual general meeting in Doha this summer, saying existing concussion protocols – which allow for additional permanent concussion substitutes – would remain in place with its trial. extended until August next year.

A decision on the success of the Premier League, MLS and Ligue 1 bid is expected in March.

Dr Adam White, head of brain health for the Professional Footballers’ Association, said: “Current concussion substitution laws put the health and safety of players at risk.

“As the players’ union, we have long advocated for the introduction of temporary concussion substitutes and, together with our global union colleagues at FIFPRO, we have previously urged the IFAB to allow trials.

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Matthew Upson says football’s approach to concussions should be the same across the board, saying every competition should use concussion substitutes. The rule is currently not used in UEFA competitions

“Since then, we have worked with FIFPRO to coordinate this new IFAB approach to unions and leagues, which reflects a growing consensus in this area.

“Once again, we urge the IFAB to allow trials of temporary concussion replacements to protect players and provide better support for everyone involved.”

PL have no plans to follow World Cup timeout protocol

Fourth official,female,female linesman indicates post game time, Wales (WLS) - England (ENG) 0-3 Group Stage Group B on 29.11.2022, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium World Cup football world 2022 in Qatar on 20.11.  - 18.12.2022?  Photo by: Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
The average duration of a World Cup group stage match was just over 101 minutes

While the recent World Cup saw large amounts of stoppage time added at the end of the match, the Premier League has no intention of following FIFA protocols which capture every second missed due to a goal celebration.

The average duration of Premier League matches this season has been 98 minutes and five seconds, compared to the average duration of matches in the World Cup group stage, which was 101.34.

A review is underway regarding the use of semi-automated offside lines put in place at the World Cup and in UEFA competitions, with the Premier League sending a member of its staff to Qatar as part of of the FIFA Technology Working Group, but no final decision has yet been made. whether to introduce this use of technology.

The Premier League has also issued a reminder to all clubs about player and manager behavior after an increase in behaviour, particularly around match officials in the first half of the season.

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