Wolves denied a late penalty at Old Trafford as VAR refused to intervene after Man Utd goalkeeper Andre Onana collided with Sasa Kalajdzic; Gary O’Neil said PGMOL’s Jon Moss apologized for the decision not to award Gary Neville and Karen Carney a penalty. admits VAR was wrong
7:59 AM UK, Tuesday 15 August 2023
Gary O’Neil has revealed he received an apology from PGMOL’s Jon Moss after Wolves were denied a “blatant penalty” in their 1-0 defeat at Manchester United.
United goalkeeper Andre Onana Surviving a penalty in stoppage time After making noise at Zaza Kalajcic while unable to receive the ball O’Neill was shown a yellow card by referee Simon Hooper for protesting the inactivity of VAR Michael Salisbury.
Despite 23 shots on target, the most from an away side at Old Trafford since Chelsea in 2005, 14 minutes of extra time winner Raphael Varane condemned Wolves. to defeat on opening night
In the press conference after the match O’Neill said he had received an apology from senior Premier League manager Jon Moss.
“We just spoke to Jon Moss and fair play with him for coming out with a straightforward apology. and said it was a blatant penalty and should have been awarded,” he said.
“Today I spent the afternoon with him. devote most of the time to preparation trying to understand the new approach And try not to get yourself booked in the first game with a new approach which I failed to do.”
“Fair play for Jon who said it was a clear mistake and he couldn’t believe the referee on the field didn’t give it. Can’t believe VAR wouldn’t intervene.
“It really made me feel worse. because when you know you’re right
in april Salisbury were dropped from round one following his mistake in Brighton’s defeat to Tottenham.
Onana: It wasn’t a penalty | O’Neil: Referral influenced by Old Trafford
For his part, Onana told Sky Sports he didn’t feel he deserved a penalty.
“It’s just a connection between two giants,” Manchester United debuted. “I’m very calm and confident it won’t be a penalty.”
But a bewildered Neal retorted: “I feel that if you pick up the ball and miss it. and loudly yelled at the opposing players I don’t see how it can’t be a foul.”
The former Bournemouth boss also suggested match officials could be swayed by the crowd at Olde. Trafford takes over
“I don’t think the authorities are trying to take sides,” he said. “I just think it’s human nature. If there is a decision you are unsure of Everyone will be affected by the crowd at Old Trafford and the truth is Manchester United.
‘It’s a Penalty’ – Neville & Kearney
There was a close resolution in Monday Night Football The studio said Wolves should have received a penalty.
“The reason I think it’s a penalty. Because Onana was not close to the ball at all. sky sports Gary Neville, an expert, said “He was always under it. never got to that point and can make decisions before taking the plunge.
“I’ve always said that if my goalkeeper comes out He had to make a lot of noise. he did that So in some ways He did what I wanted the goalkeeper to do. But the problem is he’s not close to the ball at all.
He decided to disturb as much as he could. and dismiss the offensive player And it was a penalty because he wasn’t close enough to get the ball. If he arrives at the same time and he just missed the ball It must be so.” Different story. But I think he knows what he’s doing.”
friend sky sports The pundit Karen Kearney added: “I think he is. [O’Neil] have the right to feel sorry Onana showed determination. I think he took his eyes off it at the last minute. But he pulled the player away. He just makes noise… It’s a penalty, isn’t it?”
However, Jamie Carragher does not believe there is enough evidence to overturn the on-field referee’s decision not to award a penalty in the first leg.
“I wasn’t sure when I first saw it,” he said.
“when not received I don’t think there is any way in the world that could be overturned. when the referee does not I just don’t think it was a big enough mistake for them to overturn.”
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