Alan Shearer & Isaac Hayden react as VAR deny Newcastle blatant penalty at Burnley – Photo

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!

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7 thoughts on “Alan Shearer & Isaac Hayden react as VAR deny Newcastle blatant penalty at Burnley – Photo

  1. Olly: there seems to be 100% agreements from pundits which is almost a 1st. How the hell VAR doesnt give that I have no clue. They have pro Refs looking at the VAR screens so there is no excuse.

    And they are never held accountable. Either the Ref or the VAR Ref. Why cant Sky interview them after the match?

    Any other job in real life and you get assessments or at the very least have to answer for your actions. I mean, if a painter came in and painted your walls the wrong colour you would expect an explanation!!!

    I know the Refs have to give match reports but that never goes anywhere. And do the VAR Refs even have to answer to anybody?

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  2. Personally I’d say it was a penalty but I can see why there was doubt.

    If Longstaff was genuinely going for the ball he would have gone at it with his forehead moving forwards. It was at a good height to head.

    The fact that he has dipped down and put the top of his head in front of the defenders boot suggests that he wasn’t going for the ball – and was actually going for the penalty.

    Doesn’t change the fact that it was a boot at head height though.

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  3. It’s a pen all day long. Later in the game he gave a free kick for exactly the same thing but outside the box. The standard of refereeing is terrible and VAR is just a joke

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  4. Freddd:
    Personally I’d say it was a penalty but I can see why there was doubt.

    If Longstaff was genuinely going for the ball he would have gone at it with his forehead moving forwards. It was at a good height to head.

    The fact that he has dipped down and put the top of his head in front of the defenders boot suggests that he wasn’t going for the ball – and was actually going for the penalty.

    Doesn’t change the fact that it was a boot at head height though.

    Freddd:
    Personally I’d say it was a penalty but I can see why there was doubt.

    If Longstaff was genuinely going for the ball he would have gone at it with his forehead moving forwards. It was at a good height to head.

    The fact that he has dipped down and put the top of his head in front of the defenders boot suggests that he wasn’t going for the ball – and was actually going for the penalty.

    Doesn’t change the fact that it was a boot at head height though.

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  5. John nee anywere else on the pitch that’s is a free kick plus a yellow card you really dont know the rules of footbal

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