PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checks

first_img Coral BarryThursday 14 Nov 2019 4:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares Comment Referees are under pressure to be more consistent in their decision-making (Picture: Getty)Riley answered questions from club bosses and faced criticism at a stakeholders meeting, but managed to quell concerns about VAR.AdvertisementAdvertisementBefore the meeting, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Brighton wrote to the PGMOL explaining their concerns.However, there was no appetite to make big changes so soon into a season, as West Ham chairman David Gold explained.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There’s not going to be any significant change,’ said Gold. ‘There is going to be an investigation.‘What I can say is that VAR is alive and kicking. There was a lot of debate. We are making good progress.‘This is a brand new system. We just have to be a bit more patient. We will get it right.’ VAR has caused controversy throughout the season (Picture: Getty)The Premier League have announced more information will be given to fans on big screens when VAR is making a decision.A meeting between Professional Game Match Officials Limited chief Mike Riley and the clubs lasted three hours on Thursday, but it was decided there would be no wholesale changes to how VAR is used.Instead, the PGMOL will focus on improving communication with fans during matches, speeding up decisions and producing more consistency in decision-making.The season has already been dominated by contentious refereeing decisions and the calls made, or not made, by VAR officials.ADVERTISEMENT PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checkscenter_img Guardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcasticTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:25FullscreenGuardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcastichttps://metro.co.uk/video/guardiola-thank-handshake-ref-not-sarcastic-2046178/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The news comes in the wake of another controversial weekend of football.City lodged an official complaint after they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.Pep Guardiola was furious to be denied two penalties after two handballs from Trent Alexander-Arnold and City’s complaint stated they were unhappy with how referee Michael Oliver oversaw proceedings.MORE: Manchester United schedule return fixture for Paul Pogba after ankle injuryMORE: Manchester City make official complaint over referee Michael Oliver’s performance in Liverpool game Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Arnautovic strikes Hammer blow to Chelsea title bid

first_img0Shares0000West Ham United midfielder Marko Arnautovic (left) celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Chelsea at The London Stadium, in London © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – David Moyes claimed his first win as West Ham United manager after Marko Arnautovic’s goal gave the Premier League strugglers a shock 1-0 win over champions Chelsea on Saturday.Arnautovic, the Hammers’ £24 million record signing, struck in the sixth minute to earn Moyes his first win in his fifth game since succeeding Slaven Bilic. While the Austrian’s neat strike boosted his side’s hopes of climbing out of the bottom three, it dealt a severe blow to Chelsea’s hopes of defending their title.Victory would have moved Antonio Conte’s side level on points with second-place Manchester United and closed the gap to leaders Manchester City to eight points, 24 hours before the top two meet at Old Trafford.Instead, Chelsea head coach Conte will now watch that game knowing his side could lose yet more ground in the title race.The Italian was left frustrated by his team’s under-par display, which was summed up by a late miss from top scorer Alvaro Morata.For Moyes, the win confirmed West Ham’s steady progress since he took charge and justified his team selection, including the decision to stick with goalkeeper Adrian and not recall England international Joe Hart.The Hammers manager also opted to start without a recognised striker, with Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho held back on the bench.Instead, Moyes asked Michail Antonio to fill the lone forward role and the move had the desired effect as the hard-working home side went ahead via Arnautovic’s early strike.Last weekend’s narrow defeat at Manchester City appeared to have instilled confidence in Moyes’s side, who demonstrated no fear in taking the game to Chelsea.That belief was summed up in the way they carved open the visitors’ defence to force the breakthrough.Arnautovic exchanged passes with Manuel Lanzini before wrong-footing Cesar Azpilicueta and placing the ball beyond Thibaut Courtois with his left foot.– Handball shout –Chelsea had rallied to beat Newcastle United last weekend after falling behind, but their response this time was less convincing.Even Eden Hazard showed signs of being off the pace when he pulled a close-range volley across the face of goal.Conte’s men, who had missed out on the chance to top their Champions League group after failing to beat Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in mid-week, lacked their usual zip.While Adrian was obliged to save sighters from N’Golo Kante and Davide Zappacosta, Chelsea struggled to create enough clear openings during the first half.Hazard had this week been told by Conte he must show the level of hunger demonstrated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi if the Belgian is to challenge for the Ballon d’Or.But the former Lille player failed to show anything like his best during the opening 45 minutes at the London Stadium.Morata was also ineffective and Conte reacted to a disappointing first half by introducing Pedro for Tiemoue Bakayoko in an attempt to provide the former Real Madrid striker with more support.The initial signs were positive for the visitors, although they could have fallen further behind had referee Anthony Taylor taken a different view of a handball incident nine minutes after the break.The ball struck Andreas Christensen’s hand as Arnautovic, who produced his best performance in a West Ham shirt, attempted to cut inside the Dane on the edge of the Chelsea box.To the Chelsea defender’s relief, Taylor viewed the contact as accidental.Chelsea stepped up the pressure in the latter stages, but Morata’s 83rd-minute miss summed up their day, the Spain striker lashing wastefully wide of the near post from Kante’s pass.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar’s Autobiography best-selling adult hardback

first_imgSachin Tendulkar might have bid adieu to cricket but the Master Blaster continues to make records. His autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ has entered the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories.The book, published by Hachette India, was released on Nov 6, 2014. It broken all records with 1,50,289 copies confirmed on order subscriptions. (This is how Sachin Tendulkar reacted after watching ‘Neerja’ )The book’s orders, on day one, already saw it pulling ahead of both pre-order and lifetime sales of the world’s top adult hardbacks Dan Brown’s Inferno, Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs and JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy.It also holds the record in retail value terms having logged up Rs 13.51 crore with its cover price being Rs 899.last_img read more