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Southampton Boss Ralph Hasenhuettl Hails Better Use of VAR Despite Loss to Crystal Palace

SOCCER-ENGLAND-CRY-SOU-REPORT:Soccer: Hasenhuettl hails higher use of VAR in Southampton defeat by Palace

VAR obtained a uncommon reward after Crystal Palace’s 1-0 Premier League win over Southampton.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: September 13, 2020, 6:54 AM IST


The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) got here in for uncommon reward after Crystal Palace’s 1-Zero dwelling win over Southampton on Saturday, as Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuettl heaved a sigh of reduction after defender Kyle Walker-Peters’ pink card was rescinded.

Walker-Peters was harshly dismissed for a excessive problem on Tyrick Mitchell within the second half however referee Jon Moss modified it to a yellow after reviewing the incident on a pitchside monitor following the intervention of VAR Craig Pawson.

“I spoke last season about how referee should go to the screen more often so I think this was absolutely better with the VAR now,” Hasenhuettl instructed the BBC.

VAR was a supply of controversy in England’s top-flight final season, with choices to disallow targets for gamers being marginally offside coming in for criticism.

The Premier League stated final month golf equipment had unanimously agreed to implement international soccer governing physique FIFA’s tips on its implementation.

The most vital change was more likely to be an elevated use of pitchside screens by on-field referees.

Meanwhile, Hasenhuettl stated he was disillusioned that his staff couldn’t do extra within the sport regardless of having greater than 70% of possession.

“You could see it was not so easy to switch immediately on. I think it was a tough game for us especially after going a goal down early on,” the Austrian added.

“Crystal Palace always play like that. They give you the game and then have one or two counter-attacks. We had two or three good chances and so you end up with no goals and no points.”

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