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30th Apr 2024

Howard Webb says Nottingham Forest should’ve had penalty in Everton game

Callum Boyle

Forest felt they should’ve had three penalties

The head of the PGMOL, Howard Webb, has admitted that Nottingham Forest should’ve been awarded a penalty in their controversial defeat against Everton.

Goals from Idrissa Gueye and Dwight McNeil secured a vital three points for the Toffees as they moved five points clear of the relegation zone.

Forest however were fuming and felt that they should’ve been awarded three penalties during the game and after the game, released an extremely strong statement.

They said: “Three extremely poor decisions – three penalties not given – which we simply cannot accept. We warned the PGMOL that the VAR is a Luton fan before the game but they didn’t change him. Our patience has been tested multiple times. NFFC will now consider its options.”

Webb however has stated that Anthony Taylor and VAR official Stuart Attwell should’ve awarded one of the three claims Forest made.

Audio of the discussion between the two is set to feature on the latest edition of Webb’s show “Match Officials Mic’d Up”.

Forest should’ve had one of three shouts awarded

As reported by ESPN, the Premier League’s Independent Key Match Incidents Panel feel that VAR should’ve instructed Taylor to award a penalty when Callum Hudson-Odoi was brought down in the area by Ashley Young.

He did however state that the challenge from Young on Giovanni Reyna and the alleged handball incidents were correctly not awarded as penalties.

Forest could still face punishments

Given the severity of Forest’s allegations in their full time rant they are still likely to face heavy punishment.

The FA are investigating comments made by Nuno Espirito Santo, Neco Williams and Mark Clattenburg, who acts as a referees’ consultant for the East Midlands club.

Clattenburg also reinforced his anger in a Daily Mail column the following day and has been asked to explain his words to the FA.

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