Alan Shearer and Isaac Hayden have slammed officials after VAR denied Newcastle a blatant penalty in today’s huge win at Turf Moor.
Following a brilliant Peacock-Farrell save to block Gayle’s goal bound effort, Sean Longstaff latched onto the lose ball and was kicked in the head via a high boot from James Tarkowski.
Anywhere else on the pitch it was a foul, but VAR somehow decided there was nothing doing.
An absolute farce and frankly ridiculous decision that thankfully didn’t cost us in the end, however Alan Shearer, Isaac Hayden and Rob Lee were less than impressed:
If that isn’t a penalty I don’t know what is. Dangerous play – whether he plays the ball or not – and a clear and obvious error.
We were abysmal in the first half, defending like amateurs for Burnley’s goal, creating very little and failing to string more than three passes together, however we were denied a clear penalty that could’ve easily cost us a few points on another day.
Sort it out, VAR!