The officials got it right



dmg media (UK)

Premier League

DARREN ENGLAND awards a penalty after a challenge by Palace’s Chris Richards on Villa’s Ollie Watkins that is checked by VAR. The VAR, in this instance Rob Jones, believes Darren may have made a clear and obvious error and recommends a review. Darren goes to the screen, looks at all available images and concludes he is happy with his original decision. The final decision is always with the on-field official. It took a few minutes for Darren to come to the decision — but there is no time limit. It was a tight call, there were lots of different angles to look at. The critical thing is that the officials come up with the right decision.