Alan Shearer slams ‘pathetic’ VAR decision to disallow Newcastle United goal v Crystal Palace

Alan Shearer slams ‘pathetic’ VAR decision to disallow Newcastle United goal v Crystal Palace

Newcastle thought they’d taken the lead against Crystal Palace at St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon as Tyrick Mitchell bundled the ball into his own net.

But a VAR check prompted referee Michael Salisbury to disallow the goal with United midfielder Joe Willock deemed to have fouled the Palace man.

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It was a controversial call with Willock appearing to have been nudged himself in the build-up.

And Shearer was quick to say the decision to disallow the goal was the wrong one.

“No,” he tweeted. “Willock clearly pushed into the keeper. Pathetic decision.”