Grealish hits out at VAR denying him penalty using Fernandes spot-kick in midweek Man Utd win as example

ASTON VILLA star Jack Grealish blasted VAR for reversing a penalty he won against Crystal Palace.

The talismanic midfielder felt he had been hard done by – especially given the penalty awarded to Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes against his side in midweek.

Jack Grealish was initially awarded a penalty against Crystal Palace before VAR reversed the call
Bruno Fernandes won and dispatched a penalty against Aston Villa on Thursday

Villa skipper Grealish made the comparison between the two incidents after the game.

He told Sky Sports: “I went through and I don’t know if I was going to shoot or pass.

“I’ve pulled my foot back and I think I’ve just kicked him.

“I’m not too sure whether it was or it wasn’t a penalty, I’ll have to see it back.

“But I think the penalty that got given against us in the week with Bruno Fernandes from Man U – I think if that’s a penalty then I’m sure that should have been today.”

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Grealish went down after a coming together with Patrick Van Aanholt in the 47th minute of Villa’s 2-0 win against Palace.

Ref Martin Atkinson immediately pointed to the spot much to the disbelief of the Dutch defender.

But VAR came to his rescue by reversing the call.

Grealish had gone to the ground in rather dramatic fashion after it appeared the England hopeful was the one to initiate the contact by standing on his opponent’s foot.

It was yet another penalty debate involving Villa after Fernandes got a decision following a soft collision with Ezri Konsa on Thursday.

He duly converted from the spot in the 27th minute to help United on their way to a 3-0 win.

But the Premier League admitted VAR were wrong NOT to change Jon Moss’ decision.

Many felt it was a controversial spot-kick with some even suggesting the Portuguese maestro was the one who committed a foul.


By: Josh Graham
Title: Grealish hits out at VAR denying him penalty using Fernandes spot-kick in midweek Man Utd win as example
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Published Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:10:43 +0000