Brendan Rodgers questions use of VAR monitor after Leicester’s penalty kicked out in Everton loss | Football News


Brendan Rodgers wondered if the referees were being shown right angles on the VAR exam monitor after Ayoze Perez’s penalty was canceled in Leicester’s loss to Everton.

Referee Lee Mason initially awarded Leicester a kick after deciding Perez was caught by Andre Gomes of Everton in the visiting penalty area with the hosts 2-0 down and seven minutes left.

After being shown two reruns by VAR manager Darren England on the field monitor, Mason reversed his decision. But Rodgers felt that if Mason had had the benefit of seeing other angles, he would have been stuck by his initial call – and said it wasn’t the only time he felt the refs had failed. not received a full picture of the last matches.

He said: “I thought we should have had the penalty, it would have given us the last 10 minutes to continue, but we are very frustrated that we lost the game because otherwise we didn’t give much outside The word is frustrating.

“It was a surprise, on the sidelines, you could hear the contact and Lee Mason was right on it. He took another look, and the image he is looking at on the screen is not the one that shows Ayoze Perez got the touch and was clipped to the foot.

“Watching the Fulham-Liverpool game the referee comes and takes a look, but as soon as he makes his decision the following picture clearly shows that it looks like a penalty for Fulham. ”

Only three of Leicester’s eight Premier League wins this season have come at the King Power Stadium and their loss to Everton was their third in six home games this season, which Rodgers attributed to the need to be better against defensive sides – one problem, the Foxes were criticized under the former director Claude Puel.


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“We have to be better, there is no escaping it,” he said. “We need to have better quality at home against teams that play deeper.

“The players give everything to the game, to the effort, to the mentality, we have chosen an aggressive team, but we need to show a little more invention and creativity. We hope that this continues over the course of the season and that more players will return. Help us. ”

Ancelotti: We are where we want to be

After starting the season in full swing but running out of steam in recent weeks, back-to-back wins have lifted Everton to fifth place at the end of the game at King Power, one point behind their hosts and back in Europe.

Asked if the win had firmly revived Everton’s top four prospects, manager Carlo Ancelotti said he would have been content with the end of the campaign on the spot – and for the Toffees to go ahead. in a tour of the Europa League next season.

“We are where we want to be,” he said. “There is only one problem that if the season ended today we would be happy. But the season is so long and we have to keep fighting to stay in this position.

“We were able to repeat the same performance we did against Chelsea. Strong defensively, when we had the opportunity to score, then we controlled the game pretty well.

“We were well organized and this is a very important result. First of all there is good form from all the players, forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Gylfi Sigurdsson are working hard, the four full backs work well together, we don’t ‘push the full backs much because then it is difficult to find ourselves unbalanced. ”


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