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Referee Michael Salisbury and VAR make attainable mistake in Wolves loss to Leeds United after lacking penalty foul on Nelson Semedo.

Referee Michael Salisbury and VAR might have made an enormous mistake in the newest Wolves defeat after lacking a attainable penalty for a foul on Nelson Semedo.

What is the newest on Wolves and VAR?

The officers actually have been on the very centre of consideration at Molineux this weekend within the Premier League as Julen Lopetegui’s facet fell to a 4-2 defeat.

Certainly, Leeds United managed to choose up the win as Jonny and Matheus Nunes have been each despatched off whereas the Whites additionally profited from a controversial choice when Rodrigo sealed the win with a late fourth.

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What’s extra, as seen within the Sky Sports activities highlights of the sport, with Wolves solely 1-0 down, Semedo prices into the field and appeared to have been fouled.

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Did Wolves deserve a penalty for the attainable foul on Semedo?

The referee did not level to the spot stay and when VAR reviewed it, they felt it was advantageous to let the incident go with out asking Salisbury to test the monitor.

Because the footage clearly exhibits, although, Leeds defender Junior Firpo stretches out to clear the ball however finally ends up kicking his opponent’s foot and bringing him to the bottom.

It actually feels as if it is a kind of choices the place VAR would not have overturned the choice had referee Salisbury given the penalty in real-time. And had he been requested to test the monitor, it is laborious to see Firpo getting away with out punishment.

After the sport, supervisor Lopetegui actually appeared incensed by the incident, telling BBC Sport: “I perceive errors as a result of it is human. I’ve seen the [potential] penalty towards Nelson Semedo – he has a knee harm [because of the challenge] and [Junior Firpo] would not contact the ball.

“The referee has a improbable view for TV. I do not know why he would not change the choice.”

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