Sam Matterface has claimed that Everton should have had a “clear penalty” against Leeds United on Wednesday evening.
Luke Ayling appeared to handle the ball in the area when going for a clearance, but there weren’t many appeals or questions asked on the field.
The talkSPORT pundit claimed that there was no argument or debate surrounding the claims, with the Whites potentially lucky to get away with one.
Matterface took to his personal Twitter account to question the decision, and why it didn’t potentially get reviewed by the VAR.
“Luke Ayling,” he said. “Handball. No argument – no debate – how is it not even reviewed? It’s a clear penalty.
No argument – no debate – how is it not even reviewed ? It’s a clear penalty .
— Sam Matterface (@sammatterface) February 3, 2021
Adrian Durham responded to the claim and appeared to clear up the question marks surrounding whether it was a penalty, or even reviewed in the first place.
“It was checked apparently, but seemed to be too high up the arm.”
Matterface responded once more, simply claiming it was “unbelievable.”
Everybody could question the decision, but there have been far worst in the Premier League this season, and even in the past week.
Aston Villa’s Matty Cash wasn’t penalised against Southampton despite basically saving the ball from going in the net, compare that to Ayling, who simply misjudged a touch and didn’t prevent an opportunity.
There seem to be different rules that are changing every single week in the Premier League this season, and Angus Kinnear addressed that before the game last night.
Kinnear admitted the changing trends in officiating are “worrying” and if that was given against Ayling, then we give up.
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