Referee Anthony Taylor has been accused of inconsistency by Mark Clattenburg after failing to award Nottingham Forest‘s Taiwo Awoniyi a penalty vs. Newcastle.
Forest and Newcastle have been stage at 2-2 on Saturday when Awoniyi raced via and was introduced down by goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
The previous Liverpool striker was already below strain from Sven Botman and seemingly off-balance, but it surely was a raised arm from Dubravka that introduced him down.
There have been comprehensible requires a penalty for Forest, however Taylor waved it away and VAR Tony Harrington didn’t intervene.
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Newcastle went on to win the sport 3-2, with Bruno Guimaraes scoring 4 minutes after the incident to seal the three factors, however Taylor was criticised afterwards.
Forest supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo described it as “actually clear,” having watched the state of affairs “time and again,” placing the blame on Harrington as VAR.
And in his column for the Mail, former Premier League referee Clattenburg in contrast Awoniyi’s non-penalty with the spot-kick received by Diogo Jota at dwelling to Newcastle on New 12 months’s Day.
“Simply final month, Liverpool have been awarded a penalty at Anfield when Diogo Jota was judged to have been tripped by Newcastle‘s Martin Dubravka,” Clattenburg wrote.
“Mushy although it was, the choice was awarded in actual time.
“The referee that day? Anthony Taylor, who didn’t award Nottingham Forest a penalty when Taiwo Awoniyi was tripped by the identical keeper.”
Clattenburg added: “Awoniyi had extra of a case than Jota – the raised proper arm of Dubravka made it inconceivable for him to remain on his ft – but Forest bought nothing.
“VAR Tony Harrington can’t escape blame as he didn’t take the possibility to let his colleague right his error.
“It’s no marvel Forest followers are asking why it’s one rule for the Premier League‘s greatest golf equipment and one other for them.”
There’ll undoubtedly be skepticism amongst these at Forest over so-called ‘large membership’ bias, although it ought to be famous that Dubravka himself accepted he fouled Jota for Liverpool’s penalty.
Extra so, this case underlines, once more, each the thankless process of referees for the reason that introduction of VAR and the inconsistency of officiating generally.
The blame this time may very well be pinned on VAR, significantly as Nuno advised Taylor’s view had been impaired as he was stood behind the incident.
However that shall be of no consolation to Nuno, Awoniyi and Forest, with the weekend mentioning yet one more instance of the low customary of refereeing within the Premier League.