Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has no complaints about their rejected goal for a Jordan Ayew foul in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League loss to Liverpool.
Moments to half-time, Palace appeared to have taken the lead when James Tomkins headed Luka Milvojevic’s free-kick into the net but Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled out the goal, having adjudged Ayew to have fouled Dejan Lovren in the lead-up to the strike.
“I think it was a foul and rightly disallowed,” Hodgson said after the match, as reported by his club’s official website.
“I’m irritated of course because people are suggesting that one of VAR’s biggest mistakes was the goal Arsenal had disallowed against us, when in actual fact it was the exact same situation [as today], in fact it was worse.
“We’ve been on the good end and bad end of VAR, so I’ve no complaints about that.”
After a barren first-half, Sadio Mane opened the scoring for Liverpool but Wilfried Zaha levelled the score for Palace five minutes to full-time.
The Reds would soon restore their lead as Roberto Firmino netted to snatch all three points for the league leaders.
Palace occupy 14th position on the league table. It was Ayew’s first match since scoring to help Ghana to a 1-0 triumph over Sao Tome and Principe in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on Monday.