Video Assistant Referees ‚happy‘ with technology and high bar to stay in place

Video assistant referees (VARs) stay“happy“ by how their technologies has been used in the Premier League and have no immediate plans to change their own’high pub‘ prior to intervention, Sky Sports News knows.
VAR was included following incidents in the weekend involving Leicester’s Youri Tielemans, the Sebastien Haller of West Ham, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden.
Villa had a last-gasp equaliser ruled out afterwards Grealish was adjudged to have dived before in the movement, Haller had a penalty appeal turned down against Norwich, Tielemans wasn’t red-carded for a nasty tackle on Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson along with Hayden’s handball in the run-up into Fabian Schar’s target at home to Watford has been missed.
The Professional Game Match Officials Board [PGMOL] will hold a meeting with referees to evaluate the latest form of Premier League matches.
It’s known they will discuss when VAR is used however, there are no immediate plans to recommend any adjustments to the’high bar‘ .
Referees are yet to use pitchside monitors to review any conclusions following pre-season advice to prevent slowing down the sport.
Additional monitor checks can take a mean of around 90 seconds and its officials have supported to use the screen sparingly.
No referee has used the pitchside track in 40 Premier League matches up to now.
The prior referee responsible for VAR’s debut has said fans need to“trust“ them following high-profile events this year.
Neil Swarbrick admits it may take up to adjust from the game to VARs.
„I think that it takes two or three years [for use to it], to be honest,“ Swarbrick told Sky Sports News last month.
„You will have those who simply like football how it was and don’t want any modifications, you receive your purists who like the referees to venture outside, make conclusions, and, should they get it right, make it wrong, they could live with that.“

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