Mark Hughes was once baffled as to why the video assistant referee was once now not consulted for a “match-defining” second in Southampton’s FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.
Blues goalkeeper Willy Caballero dropped the ball into his personal internet all the way through the second one part at Wembley however referee Martin Atkinson disallowed the purpose and penalised Saints striker Charlie Austin for a nasty.
Chelsea had been 1-Zero up at that degree due to Olivier Giroud, and exchange Alvaro Morata sealed a 2-Zero good fortune with a past due header.
Unsatisfied Saints boss Hughes was once dismayed with the full efficiency of the officers and believes Atkinson must have utilised VAR generation following Caballero’s fumble.
“There may be unhappiness since the state of affairs the place the goalkeeper’s made a fallacious resolution, mainly thrown the ball into the again of his internet,” the Welshman stated.
“If ever there was once a state of affairs for VAR to play a hand and step in to study that, I might have concept that was once a chance.
“It was once a match-defining second, a key second. Who is aware of how the sport may have adopted from that second? Why it wasn’t referred? I do not know.
“Giroud treated from the next nook, some other they might have reviewed, however possibly that was once somewhat too fast for him.
“We are upset with the officers at the day, and whoever it’s who sits in a darkened room.
“We can talk (to the officers). I am not certain how the method works. Does the referee make an speedy resolution? Do they inform him?”