Manchester United Should Not Have Been Awarded A Penalty Against Aston Villa, Premier League Says

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Incorrect penalty decisions were made by the video assistant referee in all three of Thursday’s games, the Premier League has said.

Bruno Fernandes won a spot-kick which he scored in Manchester United‘s 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

James Ward-Prowse hit the bar after a disputed penalty as Southampton drew 1-1 with Everton.

And Tottenham should have had a penalty for a Joshua King shove on Harry Kane in a 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

The Premier League confirmed United and Southampton should not have been given penalties, but Tottenham should have been awarded one.

Moments after Trezeguet hit the post for Villa, United won a penalty which Fernandes converted to set them on their way to a 3-0 win.

The Portuguese pirouetted on the ball and appeared to catch Villa defender Ezri Konsa’s leg – but referee Jon Moss awarded a penalty, a decision supported by VAR.

Fernandes scored from the spot to set United on their way to victory and leave Villa four points from safety.

The Premier League match centre told Match of the Day:

“It was the wrong decision. It should have been overturned by VAR but wasn’t and should actually have been a foul on Konsa.”


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