Where Newcastle Utd would sit in the Premier League table without VAR compared to Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

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Where Newcastle Utd rank in the Premier League table without VAR

VAR and the Premier League officials are in hot water after an eventful weekend that saw a number of controversial decisions made. Howard Webb has since held a meeting for the top flight officials to discuss the mistakes that have come under heavy criticism.

The refereeing body Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) issued a statement on Sunday confirming that Webb had been in contact with Arsenal and Brentford after they were both on the wrong end of mistakes made in their respective games. VAR Lee Mason failed to check an offside in the build-up to Ivan Toney’s equalising goal for Brentford against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, while Brighton had a goal by Pervis Estupinan ruled out for offside after the lines were measured against the wrong defender.

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Another controversial decision saw Tomas Soucek get away with what appeared to be a blatant handball in the area in the final minutes of West Ham’s draw with Chelsea. Newcastle United have also experienced plenty of VAR decisions this season, including a penalty awarded against them last month after Kieran Trippier’s foul on Bobby De Cordova-Reid.

VAR has caused plenty of controversy in the Premier League this season, with a number of calls heavily disputed while the PGMOL have been forced to admit errors by officials on more than one occasion this season.

Talking into account how overturned decisions – including correct and incorrect calls - could have impacted each fixture and in turn the table, here’s how things might look without VAR…

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