Video: West Brom’s Matheus Pereira sent off in controversial VAR call as Baggies lose star man for 3 games

Video: West Brom’s Matheus Pereira sent off in controversial VAR call as Baggies lose star man for 3 games

Pereira sent off

Matheus Pereira was sent off for West Brom during their crucial clash with crystal Palace, with the game tied at 1-1. The Brazilian attacking midfielder was fouled by Patrick Van Aanholt, and then appeared to raise his legs towards the Dutch defender.

Following the initial incident, the Palace defender barely reacted, and was seen jogging away from Pereira calmly. However, Sky Sports commentary alerted viewers to the fact that VAR was nevertheless checking the incident.

Referee Paul Tierney was subsequently advised to take a look of the monitor. This has typically signalled that a decision change is incoming over the early months of the season, and this indeed proved to be the case for the Baggies and Pereira.

West Brom coach Slaven Bilic will feel very hard done by, as the contact seemed exceptionally minimal. Pereira will now miss a total of 3 matches. Meetings with Newcastle United, Manchester City and the west midlands derby against Aston Villa follow.

Moyes bemoans VAR

VAR was again the focus during yesterday’s match between West Ham and Manchester United. Paul Pogba’s equaliser should not have stood, after replays showcased the fact that a long ball down the right had in fact sailed out of play. With the assistant referee having failed to spot as much, VAR was unable to rule the goal out.

David Moyes was unsurprisingly not best pleased with the officials following the full-time whistle:

“I probably had the best view in the house as it went over my head and I was standing about two yards back from the touchline. I was disappointed the linesman didn’t pick it up,” said Moyes.

Video: West Brom’s Matheus Pereira sent off in controversial VAR call as Baggies lose star man for 3 games

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on April 29, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“Yeah he was looking for an offside but his first job is to see if the ball had gone out of play and he didn’t make a decision on that at all. He made no decision,” Moyes said when asked if the official had looked away when the ball was played.

“The other thing with the offside, what we do have is VAR to clear that up and sort it out if he got it right or wrong. I would have said his first job was to see if the ball went out of play or not and he didn’t do that.”

Their defeat left West Ham and Moyes feeling very hard done by, with questions again being asked of VAR technology.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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