VAR’s dominance evident in Newcastle vs Arsenal clash as new goal line footage reveals ball stayed IN

New shocking footage appears to indicate that the ball remained in play before Newcastle’s winning goal against Arsenal, The Magpies ended Arsenal’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League with a controversial 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.

The goal, scored by Anthony Gordon, was subjected to three separate VAR checks by the officials, which took a total of four minutes and six seconds, The referees reviewed whether the ball went out of play, if there was a subsequent foul, and any potential offside.

The ball had initially appeared to cross the touchline before being crossed back into Arsenal’s penalty area. However, VAR ultimately determined that the ball had not gone out of play before Joe Willock regained possession, Gabriel Magalhaes was not fouled, and Anthony Gordon was onside.

Despite this ruling, some commentators, such as Richard Keys and Andy Gray, argue that the goal should have been disallowed due to a foul on Gabriel and a handball by Joelinton in the build-up.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed his outrage at the VAR decision, describing the refereeing as a “disgrace” and vowing to challenge it, Arteta also emphasized the importance of representing the football club and ensuring fair competition at the highest level.

He received an overwhelming amount of messages expressing discontent with the decision, Arteta plans to escalate the matter and address it with the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), He believes that the stakes are too high, and the margins in these decisions are so small that it is embarrassing for such errors to occur.

controversial goal in a Premier League match between Newcastle and Arsenal, The footage suggests that the ball may have stayed in play before Newcastle’s winning goal, However, there were other claims of fouls and handballs in the build-up, The VAR decision has sparked anger from Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who described it as a disgrace.

Ahmed Asmar

Hello, I'm Ahmed Al-Asmar, a sports writer specializing in sports news. Over the years, I have dedicated myself to studying and following various sports, gaining valuable expertise in analyzing and presenting sporting events to readers in a clear and engaging manner.
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