‘I don’t know what he’s looking at’: Shay Given and Les Ferdinand slam decision to disallow Joelinton’s goal against Southampton for handball… as ex-Newcastle stars insist ball ‘n’ didn’t touch his hand”
Former Newcastle stars Shay Given and Les Ferdinand have criticized the decision to disallow Joelinton’s goal against Southampton for the handball.
The incident came in the 40th minute when Joe Willock’s shot was saved and the ball eventually landed on Joelinton, who slammed into the back of the net.
However, the referee ruled it out for the handball after ruling that Mohammed Salisu’s block from Callum Wilson’s rebound hit Joelinton in the arm. VAR checked the decision and stuck with the decision on the pitch.
Joelinton was disallowed a goal for Newcastle after the referee ruled the ball hit his hand
Sky Sports pundits saw they saw nothing wrong with Joelinton’s first-half goal
Given, who played for Newcastle from 1997-2009, told Sky Sports it was a ‘legitimate target’ before adding: ‘He hit his hip, he bounced and he got it. hit in the net.”
“If VAR sees that and they still think it’s handball, I don’t know what they’re looking at.”
Fellow expert Francis Benali said there were “three or four who could support” referee Stuart Attwell’s decision, before saying there was one that “you would say VAR should go the other way”. examine”.
Eddie Howe protests against decision to disallow Joelinton’s first-half handball goal
Given in response, he said, “I think Frani’s sense of speech after all. He saw the right angle there.
“It’s hard work for the referee, the angle he’s at, maybe he thinks it’s handball. But there’s no reason VAR can’t get into his ear, it would only take 30-60 seconds and say “Go take a look at that Stuart angle because I think you might have got it wrong “.
“They should get it right with each other, it’s not a hand ball, it should be a goal.”
Joelinton then missed a keeper before later opening the scoring finally in the second half
Les Ferdinand, who spent two seasons with the Magpies in the 1990s, said: “I’m in the forwards union and I think it hits his hip and rolls his chest up and brings him in.
“But from the referee’s point of view, from what he sees, he sees it as a ball from the hand. But we’ve looked at it so many times, and you don’t see him touching his hand.
Later in the game, Joelinton missed a keeper who was described as the “miss of the season”.
It was the third lucky time for the Brazilian as he eventually scored the goal to put Newcastle ahead at St Mary’s.
Newcastle’s 1-0 win gives them the lead for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.