Liverpool news Liverpool fans react after David Coote involved in VAR penalty controversy MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - David Coote overturned what seemed a clear penalty for West Brom before awarding Manchester United one minutes later
Breaking News ! Liverpool fans have been left stunned after David Coote was involved in another controversial VAR decision in Manchester United's game against West Brom. The Baggies had been awarded a penalty after Bruno Fernandes caught Conor Gallagher in the box shortly after half-time, only for referee Coote to be sent to the screen to rewatch the incident. After reviewing the incident, Coote overturned his decision and could be heard saying 'played the ball'. Yet it was a decision that raised plenty of questions, with Fernandes clearly catching Gallagher as he played the ball. As Reds fans well know, it was not the first time Coote was involved in a controversial VAR decision this season. Read More Related Articles Jurgen Klopp watches Liverpool suffer double striker injury blow as summer signing stakes claim Read More Related Articles Marcelo Pitaluga makes debut and new Liverpool signings impress in 5-0 Leeds thrashing The referee was on VAR duty for Liverpool's Merseyside derby with Everton, when he failed to punish Jordan Pickford for a tackle that left Virgil van Dijk with a serious knee injury. It was a decision that caused plenty of controversy at the time and saw Coote removed from VAR duties. He was set to return to the role this weekend for Liverpool's game against Leicester - only for him to instead referee the game at Old Trafford. His latest controversy has left Reds fans stunned. "David Coote strikes again," one said. Another added: "The irony of a VAR call telling David Coote to reverse a decision at Old Trafford not lost on Liverpool fans.
. As Coote ran over to the monitor, Walton confidently predicted that the referee would stay with his initial decision. "He'll make sure that contact was made by Fernandes on Gallagher," Walton explained. "VAR has looked at it and thought maybe not, but is this a clear and obvious error in awarding the penalty kick? "From my personal opinion, I do think it was a foul and I don't think it will be overturned."
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After Coote opted to overturn the decision, Walton voiced his shock at the situation, arguing it was a misuse of VAR. "I'm very surprised, I'm very surprised VAR even asked him to look for a second opinion," he said. "I don't think it's a clear and obvious error from the referee and, bearing in mind VAR is here to make sure clear and obvious errors are detected, not to get a particular decision correct. "I'm a bit surprised."
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