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Brooks replaced as VAR for Merseyside derby and Arsenal-Man City after Brighton error

Referee John Brooks has been replaced as the VAR for both Liverpool vs Everton, live on Monday Night Football, and Arsenal vs Manchester City on Wednesday after wrongly disallowing a Brighton goal against Crystal Palace.

Andre Marriner and David Coote will assume VAR duties in his place on Monday and for the top-of-the-table fixture respectively.

The PGMOL, who is responsible for refereeing in the Premier League, apologised to Brighton after admitting the VAR Brooks made a mistake in disallowing Pervis Estupinan's goal against Palace when the lines were drawn incorrectly and the goal should have stood.

A Brighton club spokesman said: "As was confirmed to the club by PGMOL, a serious error was made in disallowing Pervis Estupinian's goal at Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.

"The lines drawn in the VAR room to determine whether Pervis was in an offside position were drawn incorrectly, and the goal should have stood. While hugely disappointed by the error, the club's accepted PGMOL's apology and will not be making any further comment."

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