Sam Allardyce insists VAR West Brom “failed massively” after Mbaye Diagne’s goal was controversially ruled out in their win over Southampton – and says English football must “come together” to improve technology
Sam Allardyce believes English football must come together to improve the VAR after recent controversy has put technology back in the spotlight.
West Brom defeated Southampton 3-0 but early in the game VAR failed to reverse an offside decision that ruled out a header from Mbaye Diagne.
It seemed like there was not enough camera angle to tell whether the striker was in a right position or not.
Sam Allardyce says English football must unite to improve VAR after renewed controversy
Allardyce said: ‘VAR has failed us massively. It was a goal. Reflection on VAR can come at the end of the season and everyone involved should have their say in how it goes from here – PFA, LMA, Premier League and FA.
“We need to unite here because too many people are not given the opportunity to express how they can improve it. Hopefully we will get a better balance and it will help us more than it has done us.
‘You made the wrong decision here. It happens due to human error, not VAR. In this case we have that [crucial] Camera angle. It’s clear.’
West Brom bounced back to keep low hopes of survival through goals from Matheus Pereira – from the spot – Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson.