Ref Watch: Liverpool should have been awarded a penalty against Newcastle, says Dermot Gallagher

When Newcastle shield Jamaal Lascelles pulled down Joel Matip liverpool must have been given a penalty, states Dermot Gallagher.
The Premier League referee yields with Ref Watch to get his state on a number of the incidents of this weekend, including the possible punishment at Anfield.
Penalties for Manchester United and Watford are also looked at, plus a lousy match for Sheffield United, with Gallagher giving his views…
INCIDENT: Lascelles pulled Matip around shoulders to the floor close to the far post with his arms As Liverpool delivered a corner. However, referee Andre Marriner waved the claims for a penalty off with nothing.
The VERDICT decision of DERMOT.
DERMOT SAYS:”The positioning of referee Andre Marriner is the place you’d expect him to become for a corner. He obviously did not think there was enough touch, he could tell that. But I think it was a punishment, others don’t.
“It is harder for the helper because he has a horizontal look at it. You would like to be looking on to observe the impact.
“If a subjective decision goes to VAR, then it must fulfill their threshold. I can’t tell you what that is but it has not fulfilled it to overturning, so the helper at Stockley Park can not provide a punishment.”
INCIDENT: Watford had been awarded a penalty in the 81st minute after David Luiz tripped Roberto Pereyra over online of the playground. Pereyra subsequently converted the spot kick to determine Watford draw level.
DERMOT SAYS:”It’s on the line and the line is owned by the playground so that you would say it is on the line and I would say it’s definitely in the box. It’s a punishment, he is tripped by him and it is a filthy. The key here was the referee’s position. He up with play, he’s behind them and he’s seen it. The assistant will be in lineup and tell him it is in the box.”
INCIDENT: Leicester shield Caglar Soyuncu bundled Marcus Rashford over in the area, providing an early punishment to Manchester United. Rashford stepped up and scored, after missing his final one.
DERMOT’S VERDICT: Correct decision.
DERMOT SAYS:”I think that it’s a punishment without uncertainty, but ahead, the ball rolls down Andreas Pereira’s arm, but it does not result in a goal or an immediate goalscoring chance. It is handball, but it’s clearly an accident and handball can’t be given.
“But then it follows on and Soyuncu grabs Rashford, and it is a punishment and the perfect decision is given. It proves that the forwards is not always penalised.”
INCIDENT: Sheffield United had a goal disallowed early in the second halfof the Oli McBurnie scored but John Egan was penalised for offside at the.
The VERDICT: Correct decision of DERMOT.
DERMOT SAYS:”This is where VAR is absolutely brilliant since it is nigh on impossible to get a helper to see who started in an offside position, however the VAR stated it had been Egan – which it was and that he definitely attempted to go the ball past the goalkeeper.”
INCIDENT: as Billy Sharp captured Stuart Armstrong on the shins with his studs Sheffield United were reduced to ten men in the 85th minute. He was shown a straight red card after coming on as a substitute 20 minutes before.
DERMOT’S VERDICT: Do understand why it was granted.
DERMOT SAYS:”The important issue here is the point of contact and also where the chunk is. If you see it, the ball has actually gone past him, he is too late and I believe that the referee seen serious foul play and has viewed that. It is also about the speed an intensity. The further distance you move, the more deeply you’re going to strike that player. I can completely understand why the referee has shipped off him.”

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