Newcastle boss Howe confirms PGMOL talks after Crystal Palace controversy

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe has confirmed they have held several discussions with the PGMOL.

The talks were held after their admission that they were wrong to disallow Newcastle’s goal during the goalless draw with Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. Joe Willock was adjudged to have fouled the goalkeeper despite being pushed into him by a Palace defender.

Howe said: “It was good that they came out and admitted it was a clear error. It was an incredible decision in a negative way for us.

“They have to give referees all the views they have, especially on such a big call. I don’t think the referee saw the view where there was a clear push, which obviously affects the decision-making process.

“But not only that, the referee, when they go to the monitor, has to go with an open mind. He made a decision at that moment (to give the goal), so they have a gut feeling. He should have recognised that gut feeling and not listened to Lee Mason and the guys in the VAR studio – that’s changed his decision to a negative effect.”