The Premier League has revealed why West Brom’s initial goal against Southampton didn’t hold up – and that’s an unexpected reason to say the least!
The Baggies had the ball in the net in three minutes as Mbaye Diagne assisted in Darnell Furlong’s shot with his header.
The goal was not awarded as the Baggies forward was flagged offside, however, VAR reviewed the incident.
TV reruns appeared to show Diagne was AT THE BACK, while teammate Kyle Bartley, who was next to him, was offside.
It appears that Bartley was not deemed active in the move, but the goal was not given. The reason VAR didn’t award it was somewhat bizarre.
The Premier League said in a statement to talkSPORT: “They couldn’t get an angle that conclusively showed whether Diagne’s upper body was on or off, so they stayed on the pitch.
West Brom didn’t let that setback bring them down as they currently lead 2-0 at halftime thanks to Matheus Pereira’s penalty and Matt Phillips’ strike.
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