In the match between Tottenham and Brighton in the 30th round of the Premier League, the referee and VAR team made a serious mistake, causing the visitors to lose their penalty.
VAR made a mistake again
Tottenham struggled to overcome Brighton at home to continue the race for the top 4. Kane and Son’s two goals helped the London team have 3 points ahead of their direct opponent and stay close to MU’s 4th position.
In the match between Tottenham and Brighton, the referee team controlling the match made a very controversial decision. Specifically, in the 72nd minute and the score was 1-1, Brighton was denied a penalty after Kaoru Mitoma was dragged down in the penalty area.
Specifically, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had the effect of causing the Japanese striker to fall within 16m50 of Spurs. The slow motion image shows that it was a clear foul by the Danish player. However, neither the referee Stuart Attwell nor the VAR team gave Brighton a penalty.
This decision made the BHL and the visitors extremely angry. The Brighton side has reason to be angry when if the penalty is taken, the game can turn in a different direction. However, the referee team said no and as a result, Brighton succumbed to Son Heung Min’s later goal.
Nearly a day after the controversial decision of the referee team, the Premier League arbitration body (PGMOL) admitted the mistake. PGMOL director Howard Webb admitted that the referee team made a serious mistake at the Tottenham stadium.
Mitoma’s penalty denial situation was just one of the disadvantages Brighton faced during their trip to London. Previously, this team was also denied two goals by VAR. More broadly, this whole season, Brighton has suffered three losses because of the decision of the referee team.
This year’s season also recorded many serious errors by the executive team. Even PGMOL once had to apologize to Arsenal for recognizing an invalid goal in the draw against Brentford.