Officials miss the weekend matches after being fouled by a penalty kick

Man United goalkeeper Andre Onana appears to have abused two Wolverhampton players

Three Premier League officials at the heart of the decision not to award a penalty Wolves in Manchester United Overlooked at this weekend’s games.

Wolves were denied a penalty late on Monday when United goalkeeper Andre Onana collided with Sasa Kalajdzic and failed to make contact with the ball.

United won 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Wolves chairman Gary O’Neill said he was “incredible” by the elite refereeing coach who told him he was wrong.

It is also understood that Chief Referee Howard Webb, who heads Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), also called the Wolves officials after the match to apologise.

Referee Simon Hooper, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Michael Salisbury and Video Assistant Referee Richard West are considered “not picked” rather than “dropped” as no weekend dates have been set before Monday’s game.

However, the move is a direct result of the collective failure to award an injury time penalty and is part of Webb’s demand for enhanced accountability for fouls.

O’Neill said after the match, which United won with Raphael Varane76th minute header.

“I spent a lot of time with him today understanding the new guidelines, trying not to lock myself in the first game, which I failed at.

“But John’s fair play because he said it was a clear and obvious foul – he couldn’t believe the referee on the pitch didn’t give it and he couldn’t believe the VAR did not interfere.

“Maybe it made me feel bad, actually, because you know you’re right. I feel bad about leaving with nothing. I’m told they didn’t think it was a clear, obvious mistake.”

Moss, who has been appointed general manager of EnglandElite judges within PGMOL in April sought O’Neal among his broadcast and written media commitments.

Simon Hooper was the referee not to penalize the incident while Michael Salisbury was the VAR.

In April, Salisbury were ruled out for a match after not stepping in to award the award Brighton penalty in the defeat against Tottenham while also serving as a video assistant referee.

Former head referee Webb spoke before the season started of his desire to raise standards and reduce high-profile fouls.

‘Nothing happened’

Onana disagreed with O’Neill and Moss, saying that the incident was just a natural gathering of players.

Asked if it was a penalty, prof Cameroon The international said: “No, goalkeepers make decisions, sometimes they are right, sometimes they are not.

“I made a decision and I’m responsible for everything. For me it was the connection between two great people and nothing happened. But for us the most important thing was to win and I’m happy with this win.

“Of course I was confident [a penalty would not be given]. “

“It can always happen,” United manager Eric ten Hag said when asked if he was worried about whether Hooper would go into the screen as he moved towards the side of the pitch.

In fact, the referee would have booked O’Neal for protesting, in keeping with the zero-tolerance policy for any managerial aggression toward officials this season.

“I spoke to Howard Webb every Sunday last season about decisions that didn’t go our way,” former Bournemouth manager O’Neill said. “I felt connected to us Bournemouth.

“I don’t think the officials favor one side, I just think it’s human nature if there’s something I’m not quite sure about, you and I, everyone will be affected by the Old Trafford crowd and the fact that it’s Manchester United. But the VAR should be able to award a penalty.” .

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