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Jack Grealish Fuming After VAR Fails To Overturn Disallowed Goal

Jack Grealish Fuming After VAR Fails To Overturn Disallowed Goal

Jack Grealish and Aston Villa fans were fuming after referee Kevin Friend and VAR denied them a late equaliser against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Villa midfielder Grealish last week ended a 20 game losing streak in the Premier League, as the midlands club beat Everton, but thanks to a controversial referee decision he was back to losing ways.

Kevin Friend adjudged that Grealish had dived in the build up to Henri Lansbury putting the ball in the net late on for Villa, a goal which would have been an equaliser, and replays showed that there was contact.

However VAR failed to overturn the decision and after the match Jack Grealish had to be held back by teammate Tyrone Mings as he attempted to remonstrate with the Friend.

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Friend blew the whistle before letting the game continue and checking back to see if the 23-year-old had dived or not and he clearly didn't feel the incident was a clear and obvious mistake.

VAR has been under severe scrutiny since the start of the season, being the first season it's been introduced to the Premier League, and once again there were several decisions being questioned on Saturday.

As well as the Grealish incident the video assistant referees failed to award a penalty for West Ham or send Youri Tielemans off for Leicester.

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Grealish couldn't believe the referee punished him for diving. Image: PA Images
Grealish couldn't believe the referee punished him for diving. Image: PA Images

Mahmoud Hassan was sent off in the 54th minute for Villa and they could only hold off until the 73rd minute, with Jordan Ayew putting the hosts ahead.

It looked like Ayew's goal would win a second game in-a-row for Palace until Grealish seemed to have help earn Villa a point but Friend was quick to award a free kick.

Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Jack Grealish, Premier League, VAR

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