Crystal Palace fury as Glenn Murray goal stands despite video referee


Mike Norman is enjoying a stellar season with his individual match previews, his latest success being a wager on Bristol City to beat Manchester United in the EFL Cup.

Former Wigan Athletic star James McArthur and the Crystal Palace dressing room remain divided on the effectiveness of Video Assistant Referee technology after witnessing its influence in their 2-1 defeat at Brighton. Mullery was club captain at Spurs with Venables his second in command.

However, Glenn refused to say whether or not the World Cup should implement the system and warned against "over-zealous" VAR systems. After 22 games they have won five times, drawn eight and lost nine, while they have scored 17 goals and conceded 27 times this season.

Roy Hodgson has defended his record in management after revealing he has already tried and failed to retire, saying he's always known he was a very good manager.

Monday's FA Cup clash against Brighton & Hove Albion will be the first use of VAR in a competitive match in England, but Hodgson has doubts about the system after watching it in action at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russian Federation.

So, for example, if an offside goal is given, the VAR will contact the referee via an audio link and tell him to reverse that decision as soon as possible.

In essence, this is English football plugging itself into the digital age and avoiding the scenario where an armchair fan gets a better view of an incident than the game's referee - in this case Andre Marriner. The Mali global has grown accustomed to the substitutes' bench throughout his time at Selhurst Park, but recent goals in cameo appearances against Watford and Leicester City meant Hodgson had enough faith in the former Wolves man to play him ahead of Christian Benteke against the Eagles' bitter rivals.

Riley had previously explained that, on average, VAR decisions take 30-40 seconds to review and that a sample of up to 3,000 games may be necessary before its effectiveness can be judged.

Can't watch Brighton v Crystal Palace live? "The fact that it hasn't' happened tells you that it is hard". But it's a cup tie, and it's a fierce derby match, so form probably goes out of the window anyway.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has previously backed the use of the technology at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with a final decision on it's implementation yet to be made.

But it's the introduction of VAR that could lead to some booking that wouldn't usually occur.