Southampton manager Mark Hughes has demanded VAR to be introduced in the Premier League after a Saints goal was disallowed in the 1-1 draw with Watford.
Calls to bring in VAR have already been raised and the rise in the error of the match officials has only highlighted the need of the system.
Manolo Gabbiadini put the home team in the driver’s seat in the first half. Charlie Austin added a second one but saw his goal surprisingly denied by an offside claim. Referee Simon Hooper had a chat with the linesman and decided to rule out the goal as defender Maya Yoshida appeared to be standing in an offside position at the time of the strike.
Later Austin gave a thunderous post match interview accusing the referee of robbing a deserving three points from them.
Hughes said, “It needs to come in. I was surprised they didn’t introduce it at the beginning of this year (season), I think a lot of people in the game were
“A lot of other competitions have introduced it very, very quickly.
“All the major sports have video reviews and for some reason the Premier League, which is watched all around the world, is still in the dark ages.”