Crystal Palace boss, Roy Hodgson, has expressed disappointment in VAR’s decision to rule out Jordan Ayew’s goal against Manchester United in our meeting on Thursday.
Ayew appeared to have given Palace a goal after tapping in from close range, but the effort was disallowed because VAR adjudged an offside in buildup to the goal.
However, Hodgson is adamant the goal should have stood, and while speaking to the BBC after the match, had this to say, “What’s the point in getting into it?”
“If I said it was [a goal], they say it wasn’t, it becomes like a Christmas pantomime.
“I thought it was a good goal. That’s what VAR gives us at the moment. If that had been scored against us I wouldn’t be expecting it to be ruled out but that’s what we have to take now.”
Meanwhile, Olé himself has admitted the decision could have gone either ways. Speaking on the disallowed goal after the match, the Norwegian told BBC Sport, “We took some time to get going today and Palace were on the front foot pressing us.
“Their disallowed goal looked tight and you are hoping it is offside, we were lucky there.”