Newcastle United will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing late defeat to Wolves when they take on Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium in the Premier League this Saturday.
A rebound strike from Matt Doherty right at the death denied the Magpies of a point in a match that has caused Rafael Benitez to call for the immediate introduction of VAR.
“We need VAR right now,” the Newcastle boss told Sky Sports after the game, as he fumed over an incident involving Wily Boly and Ayoze Perez among other decisions made on the day by referee Mike Dean.
“So if you see the incidents today. It’s so obvious – the red card and the elbow in the face of Ayoze Perez. We need the VAR right now.”
Benitez will now be hoping for a much better refereeing performance when Anthony Taylor takes to the pitch for Newcastle’s upcoming clash with Huddersfield but, without VAR, officials will only continue to dominate the headlines as the season goes on.
Have a look at what Newcastle supporters have to say on the matter below…
Does it really matter which one of these incompetents we get? You cannot trust any of them to get decisions correct, even on the odd occasion they are looking in the right place.
— vic bates (@victorbates) December 11, 2018
He ows us a pen if i remember but I doubt it and will be 150 games without a player sent off for the opposition when they play us
— Andrew Wells (@wellzy1995) December 11, 2018
Why cant we have a top ref for a change. Tatlor who missed pen at Man U and Mr self importance Mike Dean who missed pen Saturday
— Melvyn Parker (@melp195809) December 11, 2018
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) December 11, 2018
150 games since we had a man advantage in the premier league.
— Dell (@agbnufc) 11 December 2018
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Another disgrace of modern football
— Patrick Tse (@kirkpatrick_111) December 11, 2018