Ref Watch: Should Luke Shaw and Billy Sharp have been sent off?

In the newest version of Ref Watch, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher assesses the important thing incidents from Tuesday evening’s video games…

Burnley 0-1 Man Utd

INCIDENT: Luke Shaw lunged in over the ball on Johann Berg Gudmundsson, initiating a counter-attack which noticed Robbie Brady scythe Edinson Cavani down on the sting of the field. Referee Kevin Friend booked Brady solely to have it rescinded after a prolonged VAR evaluate of each incidents dominated Shaw had dedicated an offence which noticed him booked as a substitute.


Jamie Redknapp stated Manchester United defender Luke Shaw can be feeling relieved within the dressing room after solely getting a yellow card for his deal with on Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

DERMOT’S VERDICT: Yellow card for Shaw, that means Brady ‘pink’ immaterial – appropriate choice

DERMOT SAYS: “I think it’s a foul – so I think the referee should stop the game there – and it’s a yellow card as well.

“I believe the Brady problem is a DOGSO offence – it’s denying a goalscoring alternative – and is a pink card.

“What I’d say is, Stuart Attwell the VAR has completed the referee a marvellous service. The process was good, adopted accurately, and I believe they’ve come to the right final result.

“It took a very long time, however I believe it is a pink card offence, as a result of Ben Mee won’t ever get again to cowl. Because that’s deemed a pink card offence, they have to return and take a look at the attacking section, and whether or not there’s an error, and they needed to revert again to the foul by Shaw. It was a really, very uncommon incident.

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INCIDENT: Moments later, Harry Maguire rose on the again submit to move in Shaw’s cross, however there was extra controversy as the trouble was chalked off after the United captain was adjudged to have shoved Erik Pieters as he climbed to succeed in the ball.


FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester United’s win over Burnley within the Premier League

DERMOT’S VERDICT: Goal ought to have stood – incorrect choice

DERMOT SAYS: “I think another day, another ref, that would be a goal. If you’re chalking this off, how many of Alan Shearer’s goals are you chalking off?

“I believed it was good power. For me, it is a purpose. If I used to be refereeing that, I would not have given a foul. Would you give a penalty if the defender made that problem on a ahead? The reply is not any.”

INCIDENT: Burnley players appeal for a late penalty as the ball looks to strike Maguire’s arm in a crowded penalty area

DERMOT’S VERDICT: No penalty – correct decision

DERMOT SAYS: “I believe this is able to have been very harsh to offer a penalty. There’s little doubt the ball strikes his arm, however the place he’s, by the group of gamers, his arms are up, however they’re tucked into his physique.

“I think the VAR is right to stay away here. The referee’s judgement is no deliberate handball, and I’d go with that.”

Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle

INCIDENT: Billy Sharp’s penalty earned Sheffield United the win, awarded after referee Andy Madley was suggested to go to the VAR evaluate monitor having initially performed on following what he would later deem Federico Fernandez’s handball within the guests’ field.


Take a take a look at the penalty that was given to Sheffield United after Newcastle’s Federico Fernandez was adjudged to have dealt with within the field

DERMOT’S VERDICT: Mixed ideas!

DERMOT SAYS: “I have mixed thoughts on this. When you see the angle behind the goal, it looks as though the defender swipes at the ball with his left hand, and moves it away from the forward.

“Is the defender being fouled? This is why it is such a troublesome name, as a result of it is such a subjective name. Both gamers are tussling for the ball, there is no doubt about that.

“This is the dilemma: if the referee doesn’t consider it to be a foul, which he didn’t, you then default to the next thing: is it a handball?”

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INCIDENT: Sharp would later discover himself avoiding punishment courtesy of the video assistant, when penalised with solely a yellow card for a studs-up problem on Fabian Schar’s ankle within the closing minutes.


FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Sheffield United’s win over Newcastle within the Premier League

    DERMOT’S VERDICT: Red card for Sharp – incorrect choice

    DERMOT SAYS: “I think this is a red card. I thought it was a nasty challenge at the time, and looking at the replay it’s above the ankle, with the studs he comes from a distance and with intensity. I think for whatever reason the referee thought it was a yellow, but the VAR should have referred him to the monitor.”

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