Howard Webb: Man City goal should not have stood but Man Utd offside fallout 'surprised' me
Howard Webb has admitted to several mistakes made by officials and video assistants in the opening weeks of the season, including a Manchester City goal which should not have stood.
The Premier League referees chief also made a veiled swipe at Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, who claimed Alejandro Garnacho was not offside shortly before scoring against Arsenal on Sunday. Ten Hag suggested the wrong camera angle had been used to make the decision but Webb said the goal was rightly disallowed.
I was surprised by some of the comments post-game on this, Webb said on Sky Sports Match Officials Micd Up. Its a clear offside situation, the technology was used quite rightly from the calibratedcameras to identify that Garnacho was ahead of Gabriel and the goal was quite rightly disallowed, after initially being awarded on the field incorrectly.
Webb was less bullish on the process which allowed Manchester City to score their second goal in a 5-1 win over Fulham. Nathan Ake headed in a Phil Foden corner, but the ball passed close to Manuel Akanji who was offside. Akanji did not touch the ball but did make a movement as it passed him and Webb said the goal should not have stood.