The English Professional Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) admitted that it was a judging mistake for not awarding a penalty kick to Brighton in the match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton.
Brighton lost 1-2 in the 2022/23 season Premier League round 30 away match against Tottenham held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 8th (Korean time).
Brighton, who could have pursued Tottenham by 1 point if they had won, widened the gap by 7 points. With 13 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses, they maintained 7th place with 46 points.
It was a disappointing result. Above all, it was a game worth hitting the ground over and over again in that the referee’s decision was ambiguous.
The scene in question came around the 25th minute in the second half when the score was tight 1-1. Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma was tripped in the box and tripped by Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hoivier. However, the referee did not declare a penalty kick, and VAR also said that it was not a foul.
It was a situation where Brighton could have turned around if a penalty had been awarded, and the result might have changed. It was a more regrettable decision because only 9 minutes after this scene came out, Harry Kane scored the winning goal.
After the match, of course, controversy arose over the decision. Many pundits argued that Brighton should have been awarded a penalty. 토토사이트
BBC commentator Steve Wilson questioned, “Mitoma got the ball first. Hojbjerh’s foot touched Mitoma. I don’t know why it wasn’t a penalty.” It’s like anything,” he said.
Eventually, PGMOL acknowledged the mistake. According to local media such as Sky Sports, PGMOL president Howard Webb acknowledged that the situation in which a penalty was not awarded to Brighton during the Tottenham-Brighton match was a clear mistake by the referee and VAR, and was reported to have contacted Brighton.
However, even if the referee admits that the decision was wrong, it does not result in a goal that was not there or change the result. For Brighton, it ended up being a match full of resentment.