Amanda Staveley admitted to having a sleepless night after Newcastle United’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies co-owner, like everybody else, was left irritated by the decision to rule Tyrick Mitchell’s own goal in the 51st minute.
Referee Michael Salisbury reviewed the decision at the VAR monitor and penalised Joe Willock for colliding with Vicente Guiata, despite the replays showing that Willock was pushed into the Palace goalkeeper by Mitchell.
Amanda Staveley ‘hated’ the decision - and she wasn’t the only one
While Eddie Howe selected his words carefully, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer did not hold back when analysing the incident on Match of the Day.
United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi also voiced his frustration on Twitter before Staveley provided her view when speaking at Newcastle United Women’s 4-3 defeat to Hull City Ladies at Kingston Park on Sunday.
“I had a sleepless night,” Staveley told Tyneside Life. “We should have won, I hated the VAR decision.
“Obviously that’s something we’re dealing with, it seems to be a consistent theme of the last few games.
“But we are dealing with that, talking to officials and we’re trying to get something that we think will work going forward.”
Premier League take action
In the aftermath of the controversy, the Premier League asked the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) to review the decision, as well Maxwel Cornet’s disallowed goal against Chelsea.
It’s understood PGMOL will fully co-operate with the Premier League and have effectively accepted that the decision to not award both goals was wrong.