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Riley keen on technology trial

first_img Riley, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme, did not offer any confirmation that Swarbrick will referee in the next round of Premier League matches, following the international break. “I’ve spoken to Neil quite a lot last night and this morning,” Riley said. “Referees accept at every level your performance will be scrutinised. Any referee, when you come off and you’ve made a mistake, you’re hurt, because you love the game. “What you want to do is make the correct decision and when you don’t there’s that feeling that you’ve let yourself down and let your colleagues down. “When they make mistakes, it’s our job to make sure they understand the mistakes, learn from it and they put it right in the next game.” West Brom captain Darren Fletcher had urged Swarbrick not to leap into the decision to brandish a red card. Fletcher told Match of the Day he had spoken to the referee and told him: ” Just make a sensible decision, it’s the first minute of the game, take your time. Take your time because this is a massive decision that impacts the rest of the game.” Fletcher added: ” I was really surprised when he showed the red card. I think a lot of our players were – and then to the wrong player as well, which we were trying to say as well, but it fell on deaf ears.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis last week urged the game to embrace technology and permit each team two appeals against decisions in each match. He wrote in West Brom’s programme for the match against Stoke: “A TV call back should be brought in where for 30 seconds the game could be held up whilst they decide if the original decision was correct or not. Two calls allowed during the game from both sides would be sufficient and I believe would help improve the great package that the Barclays Premier League provides for everybody all over the world.” Neil Swarbrick apologised on Saturday night for wrongly red-carding Gareth McAuley in the second minute of West Brom’s 3-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium, when it was team-mate Craig Dawson who committed a foul on Wilfried Bony. It followed last month’s Old Trafford mistaken identity muddle that saw Sunderland’s Wes Brown sent off by Roger East for bringing down Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, when the offence in question was committed by John O’Shea. Press Association Referees’ chief Mike Riley has called for video technology to be trialled in the wake of another blunder that saw the wrong West Brom player sent off at Manchester City. Asked why referees do not listen to players’ on-field explanations of such circumstances, Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) general manager Riley said: “The referee has got to make his decision based on what he thinks he’s seen. His instincts often lead him to trust his judgement. “It’s one of the areas that would lend itself to technology. “The game has stopped and there’s time before we restart the game to have a look at something. That would provide the concrete evidence that would get the decision right. “I think football as a whole has to look at how we can enhance refereeing performances through the use of technology. “We’ve been open-minded to things like the goal-decision system which has made a great difference and a great benefit to referees in the Premier League. “We need to see what other technology can be used to get refereeing decisions more accurate.” He added: “W e need to test it in live football. U ntil we do that, we won’t know the impact on the game. “Technology can be helpful but we don’t want to destroy the fabric of the game, the fast-flowing spectacle we all love.” last_img read more

Walker winner allows City to celebrate decade of Abu Dhabi glory

first_img0Shares0000Match winner: Kyle Walker’s first goal for three years gave Manchester City a 2-1 win over Newcastle© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – England right-back Kyle Walker’s first goal for almost three years ensured Manchester City celebrated a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on the 10th anniversary of the club’s takeover by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour.In his 52nd appearance for the club, Walker netted for the first time in spectacular style by driving a low shot in the corner from 25 yards early in the second half. It was a goal worthy of winning any game, but this was a laboured performance from Pep Guardiola’s side, despite taking the lead through Raheem Sterling in the eighth minute.Newcastle proved durable opponents, and equalised after half-an-hour, with DeAndre Yedlin making amends for his own goal that handed Chelsea victory last weekend.Walker, though, ensured a day of celebration for City ended on a high as they marked the anniversary of a takeover that has led to a decade of spending and unprecedented success in their history.City have been transformed from Premier League also-rans to serial winners during that time, finishing top of the table last season with a record of 100 points.Guardiola’s side started this season as favourites to retain the title. Yet it has not been an entirely straightforward start, with last season’s player of the year Kevin de Bruyne suffering a long-term knee injury and City dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend.The issue of Leroy Sane’s attitude will not go away either. Last season’s PFA Young Player if the Year has failed to impress Guardiola in training of late and the City manager decided to leave Sane out of his squad all together on Saturday.At first, it appeared as if he would not be missed. Sterling, the man selected in the left-sided attacking role that Sane filled last season, marked his 100th Premier League appearance by opening the scoring.The goal came after Jamaal Lascelles played an awful pass out from the edge of his own penalty area, enabling Benjamin Mendy to intercept and feed a pass left to Sterling, who cut inside and drilled a shot into the far corner.City could have extended that lead. Sergio Aguero ripped a shot just wide from the edge of the penalty area, while an unmarked Gabriel Jesus headed straight at goalkeeper Martin Dubravka after David Silva’s free-kick glanced off Paul Dummett’s head.Newcastle hung in there, however, and equalised on the half-hour mark with a well-worked goal. Salomon Rondon found space down the left as he took on Kenedy’s pass, before crossing low for Yedlin to slot in his first Premier League goal.City were shaken by that equaliser, and were still labouring to find a way back in front when they came up with a goal from nowhere seven minutes into the second half.Newcastle looked to be comfortable as the home side played their way across the face of the penalty area. Then Walker, from Aguero’s run, received the ball 25 yards out, was not closed down and cut a low shot into the bottom corner.By now, the visitors were showing signs of tiredness. Aguero, in space on the break, produced a cross from which Fernandinho and then David Silva, twice, were denied by brilliant Dubravka blocks to keep the score down to 2-1.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more