Ex-referee Dermot Gallagher explains huge decision to allow Newcastle winner against Arsenal and broadcaster shows 'proof' that the ball did NOT go out, before Richard Keys highlights 'two reasons goal should have been chalked off'

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  • Dermot Gallagher explained why Newcastle's extremity was allowed to stand 
  • Richard Keys said location were 2 reasons nan extremity should've been disallowed 
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By Jeorge Bird For Mailonline

Published: 20:52 EDT, 4 November 2023 | Updated: 20:52 EDT, 4 November 2023

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has explained that Newcastle's victor against Arsenal was allowed to guidelines because it wasn't conclusive that nan full of nan shot was complete nan full of nan statement successful nan build-up to nan goal.

Newcastle won 1-0 courtesy of Anthony Gordon's 64th infinitesimal extremity but Arsenal were adamant that nan shot had gone retired of play earlier Joe Willock delivered a transverse successful nan build-up to nan strike. 

Gallagher stressed that nan officials couldn't beryllium definite that nan shot wasn't overhanging nan statement contempt a VAR check.


Gallagher told nan Premier League's charismatic website: 'The full of nan shot has to beryllium complete nan full of nan line. You tin look astatine it from that perspective and it is intolerable to tell.

'We spot it pinch corners wherever it looks complete nan circumference but nan shot overhangs truthful they are allowed to play. I deliberation that mightiness beryllium nan problem pinch this, that they can't beryllium judge that immoderate of that shot isn't overhanging nan line. There is nary grounds to opportunity nan shot is retired of play.

Dermot Gallagher explained why Newcastle's victor against Arsenal was allowed to stand

Gallagher stated that it wasn't clear nan shot had gone retired up of Anthony Gordon's goal

Richard Keys suggested nan extremity could person been chalked disconnected for a foul aliases handball

'It isn't whether nan shot is successful play but whether nan shot is retired of play.'

The incident was besides discussed by Richard Keys and Andy Gray connected beIN SPORTS.

The transmission showed a schematic that appeared to show that nan shot remained successful play successful nan build up to nan goal, though Keys admitted that it wasn't wholly conclusive. 

Speaking connected beIN SPORTS, Gray said that nan shot was: 'A slither in.'

Keys 10 said: 'They would beryllium correct to reason we didn't person a definitive perspective which would conclusively beryllium whether nan shot was successful aliases whether nan shot was out.'

Aside from that aspect, Keys stated that location were 2 different reasons why nan extremity should person been disallowed - for a foul connected Arsenal defender Gabriel and a imaginable handball. In addition, location were questions complete whether Gordon was offside.

Keys said: Okay, there's 2 reasons why nan extremity shouldn't person stood.'

Gray said: 'Foul and handball. We don't cognize astir nan offside.'

beIN SPORTS showed a schematic which they claimed was grounds nan shot didn't spell retired of play

Richard Keys and Andy Gray admitted it was a difficult determination regarding whether to let nan extremity to stand

Arsenal head Mikel Arteta was livid pinch nan determination to springiness Gordon' goal

Keys admitted that it was a difficult determination regarding whether to let nan extremity to stand.

He said: 'In nan extremity they decided successful VAR to spell pinch nan on-field determination which past leaves you to inquire why nan referee didn't spot nan push successful nan first place. I haven't seen an perspective of wherever he was. Within nan clip they had it was a difficult 1 to telephone pinch truthful galore things to look at.'

Gray past added: 'It was a difficult 1 to telephone successful Newcastle's favour pinch truthful galore things that Arsenal had nan correct to kick about.'

Arsenal head Mikel Arteta was near furious by nan determination to let Gordon's extremity to stand.

Arteta said: ‘How nan hellhole did this extremity guidelines up? It’s incredible. I consciousness embarrassed. It’s an absolute ugliness that this was allowed. For galore reasons it’s not a goal.

‘It’s truthful difficult to compete astatine this level. This is obscurity adjacent nan [refereeing] level to picture this arsenic nan champion convention successful nan world. I consciousness sick to beryllium portion of this.’ 

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