Arsenal fears with VAR official who made clanger for Brighton game with Crystal Palace handed huge Man City title clash | The Sun
VAR referee John Brooks, who wrongly disallowed a Pervis Estupinan goal for Brighton against Crystal Palace, has been handed Arsenal's HUGE Premier League title clash with Manchester City.
Estupinan’s first-half goal was ruled out after a VAR review for offside.
However, the PGMOL have since issued a statement admitting to "significant errors" that denied Brighton the goal in the 1-1 draw with rivals Palace at Selhurst Park.
Howard Webb, the head of the Prem referees, apologised for last weekend's mistakes.
Another ref clanger happened in North London in the 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Brentford.
Arsenal were unhappy at the error by video assistant referee Lee Mason in awarding Brentford’s equaliser on Saturday.
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Mason FORGOT to draw offside lines when reviewing Ivan Toney's goal for Brentford.
And with the Gunners already furious following the decision that saw them drop two points to rivals Man City in the title race, VAR ref Brooks will be the man reviewing decisions for Wednesday’s crucial match, The Athletic writes.
One Arsenal fan fumed: "The premier league is the only place you can make such a mistake and then be rewarded with one of the biggest games of the season days later…"
Another said: "Surely this can't be allowed…. pending investigation he should be suspended."
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Defeat on home soil to City this week would see the defending champions take top spot on goal difference.
However, Arsenal do still have a game in hand and the two sides will meet again later on in the season.
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