Leeds United manager Jesse Marsh has accused Premier League officials of “disrespect” after his side were denied a penalty and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) did not ask the on-field official to review the incident in Saturday’s 5-2 loss. Brentford.
Brentford led 1-0 after being awarded a penalty after a lengthy VAR check, but Marsh was left furious when Leeds’ Cresencio Summerville was brought down in the penalty area when they lost 3-1 and the review system did not intervene.
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Marsh received a red card for arguing with officials, accusing them of double standards.
“I have to know how to have discussions with the league or with the referees to help understand how certain decisions are made,” Marsh said in his post-match interview.
“I was talking with the fourth official, trying to be as respectful as I could, even when a penalty was given I probably didn’t think it was a penalty.
“And then you don’t see it reciprocate, respect. That’s what I would call it. Not visiting VAR, in the end for me, is disrespect.”
In a day of contentious decisions, West Ham United manager David Moyes described the VAR’s move to rule out a draw in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea as “outrageous” and “very bad”.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe also clashed with officials after his team scored a goal following the VAR decision in their 0-0 home draw with Crystal Palace.