Gary O’Neil, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ manager, has disclosed that PGMOL apologised to him for not awarding a last-second penalty during their 1-0 loss against Manchester United.
In the last seconds of the second half, Andre Onana, who made his Red Devils debut last night, collided with Wolves forward Sasa Kaladjzic.
The VAR directed referee Simon Hooper to the pitch-side monitor, but Hooper stuck with his original judgment rather than giving the visiting team a penalty.
O’Neil, who was brought in last week to take over for departing Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui, received boos for his complaints on the sidelines. In his post-game news conference, he stated that PGMOL’s Jonathan Moss had apologised to him for not awarding Wolves a penalty kick.
O’Neil remarked to reporters, “I was informed live that they didn’t believe it was a clear and apparent error, but having just spoken to Jonathan Moss — and good on him for coming out — he apologised and said it was a penalty and should have been issued.”
At Old Trafford, Man Utd did not play in their best form, and they relied on a late goal from Raphael Varane to defeat Wolves, who had several chances and occasionally tore their hosts open at will.