The choice not to award Manchester United a charge versus Chelsea after Callum Hudson-Odoi managed in the location triggered a baffled response from Red Devils protector Luke Shaw.
Blues star Hudson-Odoi touched the ball with his hand in the location while tussling with Mason Greenwood for belongings throughout the very first half.
After seeking advice from VAR, nevertheless, referee Stuart Attwell figured out that the contact was not premises for a charge, to the shame of the visitors.
Shaw was puzzled by the referee’s behaviour, declaring that a United gamer was independently informed the kick needs to have been offered.
“If it’s not going to be a penalty, l don’t think they needed to stop the game,” he stated to Sky Sports after the video game.
“The ref even said to H [Harry Maguire] that if I say it is a pen then it is going to cause a lot of talk afterwards. H got told it was a penalty.
I don’t understand why the game is stopped. It’s confusing with VAR.
“I’m not going to groan about it due to the fact that l do not believe either group did enough to win.”
Former United star Gary Neville said earlier on Sky Sports: “There’s no doubt 2 or 3 months ago that’s a charge – and there’s no doubt the referee would have complied with the recommendation.
“But the referees are more bold and the handball laws are being changed in front of our eyes as the season goes along.
“I’m in contract with the referee going to the screen. But that was the very first time I’ve seen gamers scolding the referee when he was viewing[the monitor] Both sets of gamers were screaming at the referee when he was viewing it.
“There’s no doubt earlier in the season that this would have been a penalty. Hudson-Odoi’s panic is the fact that his arm shouldn’t be there.”
And supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, talking to this medium, declared: “It was a penalty, 100% nailed on. If that’s a natural position for a hand to be in when the ball comes in then I must be blind.”
The existing guidelines around handball consider that any intentional touch with the hand or arm must be punished, while unintentional contact is likewise premises for a violation if “the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger” or “the hand/arm is above/beyond their shoulder level (unless the player deliberately plays the ball which then touches their hand/arm.”
There are a number of cautions to the law, nevertheless, which, if relevant, suggest the gamer has actually not devoted handball.
Cases where a handball takes place in contact straight from the gamer’s own head or body, or those of another gamer, or if the limb is kept close to the body or utilized to support the gamer throughout a fall without being extended have actually been considered non-punishable and must not lead to a complimentary kick or, if in the charge location, charge being granted.