Sky Sports presenter and former referee Dermot Gallagher has blamed “human error” for the incorrect VAR ruling in the most recent Crystal Palace game.

What happened with the VAR call at Crystal Palace?

Over the weekend, the Eagles picked up a point at home in a 1-1 Premier League draw against rivals Brighton and Hove Albion at Selhurst Park.

Goals from Solly March and James Tomkins were enough to define the game but things could have turned out differently had the officials been at their best on the day.

Indeed, Pervis Estupinan looked to have given the Seagulls a first-half but VAR official John Brooks ruled the goal out for offside. However, it has since become clear that the offside line was wrongly drawn from Tomkins’ body when fellow defender Marc Guehi was actually the deepest man and playing Estupinan on.

While speaking about the incident on Ref Watch, said Gallagher: “This is just a human error, isn’t it? They put the lines across, go through Tomkins’ body. If you look across, Marc Guehi is further behind, there’s no doubt about that.


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