GdS: Officials got Kessie’s disallowed goal wrong and Man Utd midfielder should have seen red

By Oliver Fisher -

Referee Slavko Vinčić made a couple of grave errors during AC Milan’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Thursday night, according to a report.

Amad Diallo scored the opener for United with a back-peddling header, but Simon Kjaer provided some 92nd-minute heroics to head home a corner and secure a vital away goal.

Milan had the ball in the net in the 11th minute as Kessie took a touch from a throw-in and thumped the ball into the far corner as it sat up for him nicely just inside the box. However, VAR decided to intervene for handball, though the replay made it look like a questionable call.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia) have described Kessiè’s disallowed goal as ‘a mystery’ because there were no clear images that showed the Ivorian touch the ball with his arm at any point. The paper adds that VAR may have seen a different replay, but the system is designed only to intervene in the case of ‘clear and obvious error’, which there did not seem to be.

Vinčić also should have given United midfielder Scott McTominay his marching orders for a second bookable offence when he intentionally fouled Rade Krunic on the edge of the box by hauling him down, having already been given a yellow card.

The referee was rated 5/10 by La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport and 6/10 by il Corriere dello Sport, as per the report on Football Italia.

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  1. The disallowed goal is not the ref’s fault. It is the fault of the VAR people who stretched their imagination to find an inexistent reason to disallow the goal.

  2. Yes Victor, You said the disallowed goal is not the ref’s fault, yes it is, VAR can only asked the ref to look at it but the final decision is still with the ref, he can let the goal stand or he can disallowed the goal, which he did.

  3. All the way, sorry Milan we are still going through the mistake is deliberate to give opponent upper hand who are inferior to us at all angle.

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