VAR hit a new low in the Premier League on Thursday.
Despite the aid of technology, the Premier League admitted to making three incorrect penalty decisions in the three fixtures.
First, Tottenham were denied a blatant penalty when Joshua King pushed Harry Kane in the back.
"In the world, everybody knows that is a penalty,” Mourinho said after the match.
“And I say everybody, I mean everybody. It's not just my opinion, everyone in the world, everybody knows that is a penalty. And when I say everybody, I say everybody, everybody."
Over at Goodison Park in a match between Everton and Southampton, the away side were given a penalty when James Ward-Prowse fell into Andre Gomes. Fortunately, Ward-Prowse smashed the crossbar with the spot-kick because it should never have been awarded.
After the game, Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, said: “The performance of the referee was like my team, not so good.”
Then, perhaps worse of all, Manchester United were given their 13th penalty of the season when Bruno Fernandes appeared to tread on the ankle of Aston Villa’s Ezri Konsa.
Unsurprisingly, Villa boss Dean Smith wasn’t impressed.
“I can understand Jon [Moss] getting it wrong on the pitch but VAR? I don't know what they're looking at. It's a disgraceful decision,” he said.
Unfortunately, it’s just an example of some of the terrible decision we’ve seen in the Premier League this season.
But what if the officials and VAR had got EVERY decision correct this season?
What would the table look like?
Well, one account claims they’ve worked out what it looks like without ‘ref errors.’
Take a look:
THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE WITHOUT 'REF ERRORS'
Now, this needs to be taken with a pinch of salt because we’re not sure exactly how this table has been worked out. They haven’t shown their calculations and it’s something that definitely needs explaining.
But let’s examine it.
Liverpool are actually ELEVEN points worse off without ‘ref errors’ while Manchester City have two extra points. The gap at the top is 10 points, rather than 23.
Arsenal, meanwhile, would have an extra 15 points and sit third! Surely not!?
Wolves would be fourth with an extra two points to their name.
Leicester and Chelsea have been docked seven and nine points respectively.
Incredibly, Manchester United find themselves in 10th - a massive 13 points worse off! Must be all those dodgy penalties.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace would be in the relegation zone with 30 points compared to the 42 they’ve achieved this season.
If all of the above is true, it’s pretty crazy how different the table would look if the officials were competent.
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