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On Saturday night, Newcastle defeated Arsenal, although there was controversy surrounding Anthony Gordon’s goal.
Joe Willock just stopped Jacob Murphy’s shot from going out for a goal-kick down at the corner flag after it had soared across the goal’s face. With a thrashing motion, the midfield player turned and blasted a cross back into the box, missing Arsenal goalie David Raya.
Gordon scored after Joelinton outmuscled Gabriel and let the ball drop to him. Although Stuart Attwell gave Gordon the goal, Andy Madley, the VAR, looked into a number of circumstances before Gordon’s goal, causing a few minute delay in the action.
He initially made sure that Murphy’s cross had not been deflected after it had initially sailed across goal. When the replays focused in on the ball, it looked like there was plenty of space between it and the line.After Madley decided the ball was still in play, Stockley Park, the base of the VAR officials, countered that there were no obvious angles to show the ball had left play. A beIN Sports graphic that showed a silver ball crossing the goal line attempted to demonstrate that the ruling was right.
He then looked for a foul on Gabriel, who had been left sprawled on the ground after Joelinton had jumped into the Brazilian defender’s back. Nevertheless, following multiple investigations into the incident, Madley told Attwell that no foul had actually been committed.
Ultimately, even though Gordon seemed to be between Raya and the goal line, the VAR called him offside. The goal would normally have been disallowed because Gabriel was the only Arsenal player separating Gordon and the goal.
But Stockley Park’s offside analysis revealed that Madley was unable to determine whether or not Joelinton had knocked the ball in the direction of his teammate from a clear camera angle. Analyst Gary Neville of Sky Sports concurred with every move Madley made.
“Well, Gordon, he just went ahead, and they believe it’s gone, but…” It’s really, really close. On the other hand, the goal is clear. Gabriel may be complaining about a push in the back, but there’s nothing in that for me,” he said. “Raya below it, he messes it up.
“I don’t think Gabriel should have been given a free kick by Joelinton; he leaned forward to head the ball, stooped down, and missed it.” That’s an instinctive leap for the ball, and I refuse to allow it.
“Could you just notify me when they’re finished?” I’m done; I’m finished with this. Gabriel has moved forward to head the ball and stopped Joelinton from pushing him. It’s unclear to me if he is now off base. “I have no idea.”
The manager of Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, was furious, but Neville was relieved that the goal stood. He became extremely enraged and labeled the goal’s awarding decision as “embarrassing.”
“In the Premier League, which we claim to be the best in the world, what happened and the way this goal stands is embarrassing.” Having lived in this nation for twenty years, I feel ashamed. There are simply too many stakes in what is a travesty. He yelled, “Every week, we strive to accomplish amazing things and perform at the best level.”
“I hold up my hands and take responsibility when we don’t perform well enough.” The result is far below the caliber expected of this league and the way it is being played. It is not enough. I’m embarrassed to be involved in this.
“I congratulated my players on how they performed and competed in this stadium against this team.” The result should not be what it is – there are many reasons for that. If there was a team looking to win the game today it was Arsenal.”