Chief Referee Mike Riley has personally apologized Frank Lampard On the mistakes made in Everton’s defeat against Manchester City.
Lampard accused VAR official Chris Kavanaugh of being a “professional who can’t do his job properly” after his side’s 1-0 loss to the Premier League champions at Goodison Park last Saturday.
Kavanaugh failed to inform referee Paul Tierney regarding a handball by Rodri that would have awarded her. Everton A late chance to equalize the penalty kick.
Everton chief executive Dennis Barrett-Baxendale wrote to the Premier League on Monday with the club’s concerns and demanded an apology.
It is understood that Riley, managing director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited, subsequently contacted Everton’s manager and club president, Bill Kenwright, to apologize for the mistakes made around the incident.
After the match, Lampard said: “The decision is unbelievable and it misses us the chance to get what we deserve. This is a VAR call. This is Chris Kavanagh. You didn’t need more than five seconds to know it was a penalty. [Kavanagh] He should have either asked the referee to give it to him or asked him to go and have a look at it. We lost a point because of a professional who couldn’t do his job properly.”
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