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New TV camera angle proves whether the ball went out out for Newcastle goal in win vs Arsenal

New TV camera angle proves whether the ball went out out for Newcastle goal in win vs Arsenal

Newcastle United might find validation in their celebration of the 1-0 win against Arsenal, as a fresh TV camera angle suggests that Anthony Gordon’s contentious winning goal could indeed have been within the rules.

Mikel Arteta expressed anger towards the officials and VAR for their joint choice to grant the goal.

Despite conducting three distinct reviews leading up to the goal, they concluded there was insufficient evidence to disallow it, prompting Arteta’s frustration.


The most contentious moment of the match occurred when Joe Willock retrieved a loose ball that had initially seemed to move outside the Arsenal goal line. He gathered the ball while positioned on the left touchline, heading towards the penalty area to deliver a cross.

The game continued, and a physical tussle between Joelinton and Gabriel led to the ball reaching Gordon, who capitalized on the opportunity, scoring into an open net as David Raya was caught off guard. Claims of offside arose, suggesting the ball had made contact with Joelinton.

Despite these concerns, VAR found no clear and evident reason to disallow the goal on all three grounds. Referee Stuart Attwell confirmed the goal’s validity. However, a replay on beIN Sports hours after the game displayed that the entire ball hadn’t crossed the line.

Newcastle: The replay indicates that the ball stayed in play before Anthony Gordon scored, as shown in the image from beIN Sports.

This suggests that Newcastle and PGMOL can feel assured that the correct decision was made in some aspects. Nevertheless, the judgment regarding Gabriel’s challenge and the offside call is more subjective, making it less definitive in deciding if the goal should have been allowed.

Following the game, Arteta strongly criticized the officials’ choice to award the goal. The Spaniard condemned the decision as an ‘outrageous shame’ and referred to the incident as ‘humiliating’ for English football, adding to the ongoing string of contentious VAR decisions.

“We lose the match because of the clear and obvious decisions. It’s embarrassing. A disgrace. That’s what it is. A disgrace,” he told Sky Sports. “There’s so much at stake, we put so many hours. I am here to represent the football club and get my team competing at the highest level possible.

“The margins are so small. It’s a disgrace, it’s embarrassing. That’s how I f eel and how everyone feels in that [dressing] room. You cannot imagine the amount of messages I got saying this cannot continue. It’s embarrassing. I have to be here now to say it is not acceptable.

“I don’t’ know how to feel. I am wasting my time. We are wasting our time. I don’t want to be in the hands of people. It’s difficult enough to compete against this team. It cannot continue. It’s embarrassing. There’s too much at stake. The consequences are too big.”

Eddie Howe, the Newcastle manager, confessed that he initially believed the goal would be canceled based on the referee’s response.

However, despite this, the 44-year-old affirmed that he considered it a ‘valid goal’ for his team. He commended their collective performance, highlighting their achievement as the first team to defeat Arsenal in the current Premier League season.

“With every VAR check that was going on we thought one would cost us in the end,” he said. “Initially I thought it was a good goal but I saw hesitation rom the referee. Obviously pleased goal was given, a good goal from our perspective.”

New TV camera angle proves whether the ball went out out for Newcastle goal in win vs Arsenal

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