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PGMOL admits ‘errors’ in Arsenal, Brighton matches’ officiating

The body responsible for match officials in the English Premier league has admitted that Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion were victims of “significant” human errors during their Saturday’s matches.

According to PGMOL, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), it has contacted both clubs that there were mistake in the games.

“PGMOL can confirm its chief refereeing officer Howard Webb has contacted both Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion to acknowledge and explain the significant errors in the VAR process in their respective Premier League fixtures on Saturday.

“Both incidents, which were due to human error and related to the analysis of offside situations, are being thoroughly reviewed by PGMOL.” the statement reads.

In the game between Arsenal and Brentford, the Gunners were furious to see Ivan Toney equalised against them at Emirates Stadium to force them to 1-1 draw.

The goal was deemed controversial due to Christian Norgaard who headed the ball across goal for the assist was previously in an offside position.

Meanwhile, VAR Lee Mason failed to spot the offside despite the goal going to a review to check if Ethan Pinnock had been offside.

Also on Saturday,Pervis Estupinan had his strike ruled out for offside in what could have been a winner for Brighton

The VAR seemingly deemed the wrong Crystal Palace defender to be the deepest player in the line.

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