Cardiff supervisor Neil Warnock mentioned “referees guess lots” and joined Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri in announcing VAR can’t reach in soon enough after controversial decisions in their aspects’ Premier League defeats on Friday.
The Bluebirds had been thrashed 5-1 by Watford after Josh Murphy was denied a penalty shortly earlier than half-time.
Fulham misplaced 3-1 after West Ham forward Javier Hernandez scored along with his arm.
“There’ll be mistakes but they’re going to win extra correct with VAR,” mentioned Warnock.
Video assistant referees were in employ within the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season and will be launched within the Premier League subsequent season.
“Referees want assistance,” mentioned Warnock. “It’s miles human nature, refereeing is laborious. Nonetheless the sooner VAR is accessible in… because that could perchance well were solved in 30 seconds.
“Everybody on the pitch knew it was a penalty. It wouldn’t possess prolonged to beget a notice.”
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Hernandez’s West Ham aim cancelled out Ryan Babel’s opener for Fulham earlier than Issa Diop scored with a towering header 5 minutes earlier than half-time and Michail Antonio nodded in a third slack on for the Hammers.
“It was a pity that the referee didn’t sight the handball. VAR is incredibly crucial for subsequent season,” mentioned Fulham boss Ranieri.
“It’s miles far better with VAR, I realize that it is no longer easy to adapt but it is slowly, slowly improving.”
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 are living, dilapidated West Ham defender Matthew Upson mentioned Hernandez’s employ of the arm was “intentional” and that the Mexico forward “knew what he was doing”.
‘He mentioned to me he made a mistake’ – Warnock
Cardiff had been trailing 1-0 when, within the forty third minute, Murphy drove into the sphere and was introduced down from at the back of by Watford’s Daryl Janmaat appropriate internal the realm.
Watford midfielder Gerard Deulofeu then went on to rating a hat-trick and captain Troy Deeney added one other two dreams as Warnock grew extra frustrated with the officers during the match.
The Cardiff boss claims referee Simon Hooper told him after the match that he made the cross option.
“He mentioned he has seen it back and he made a mistake,” mentioned Warnock. “Now I’m 70 years of age and mistakes indulge in that ought to restful no longer be made, no longer at this stage.
“I’m dissatisfied. I indulge in him as a referee, but he’s in a big say. His linesman could perchance well not support him attributable to their angles, however the penalty is as easy as you’ll want to perchance perchance well furthermore very smartly be going to win.
“Troy Deeney, all Watford’s workers, they all told me it was a penalty, which doesn’t support in any case. The referee appropriate mentioned to me he’s made a mistake, so what attain you narrate to that? It doesn’t support me when now we beget appropriate been battered 5-1.”
Warnock mentioned he had to composed his players down at half-time and he has “never seen” that extra or less response from them earlier than.
“I had to amass a notice at and win it out of their minds at half-time. The injustice of it,” mentioned Warnock. “I mediate the referees guess lots of the time and you’ll want to perchance perchance well furthermore’t attain that at this stage. People know if we move in at 1-1 then it is miles a particular ball game. The players had been in any case down.
“He hasn’t made the mistake on aim. Nonetheless it undoubtedly doesn’t support us, we are kicked within the tooth, but now we want to soar back now.
“Someone who has performed the sport knows it is miles a penalty, I’m certain the referee is distraught but that doesn’t support me.”