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PL 'disappointed' by PGMOL weekend performance as VAR Mason stood down

The Premier League says it is "disappointed" with the quality of its own referees' performances in Saturday's calamitous afternoon of VAR mistakes.

The PGMOL has already stood down dedicated VAR official Lee Mason after admitting that "human error" was responsible for incorrectly allowing Ivan Toney's equaliser at league leaders Arsenal to stand, despite Christian Norgaard's clear offside in the build-up.

That goal played a part in reducing the gap at the top of the league to three points, while further down the table Brighton were also denied a goal through another incorrect VAR decision in their game at Crystal Palace, when offside lines were drawn against the wrong defender.

The Premier League made their feelings clear in a statement on Wednesday morning, saying: "The Premier League sets high standards and is disappointed that PGMOL fell below those expectations last weekend. As a result, the Premier League requested that PGMOL review and explain a number of incidents from the recent match round.

"Following discussions with PGMOL, and yesterday's Select Group One review meeting, we support PGMOL's views on addressing these issues to improve performances going forward."

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