Southampton supervisor Mark Hughes has been a robust advocate of the video assistant referee however the Welshman felt the expertise had been used badly in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup fourth-round defeat to Leicester Metropolis.
Southampton had a late Steven Davis effort disallowed after VAR had decided there was a handball incident within the buildup to the goal. The match ended Zero-Zero earlier than Leicester prevailed 6-5 on penalties.
“We have had a perfectly good goal chalked off by VAR … the referee, in equity to him, truly stated if it wasn’t for VAR, he would have given it as a result of it occurred so shortly,” Hughes informed Sky Sports activities.
Earlier this month, Southampton striker Charlie Austin made a passionate plea for the expertise to be launched within the Premier League after having a goal disallowed within the 1-1 draw with Watford.
Prime-flight golf equipment have agreed in precept to enable the system to be used from the beginning of subsequent season.
“In latest weeks, we’ve got demanded it’s launched, so we won’t complain an excessive amount of,” Hughes added.
“But when the fellows behind the display screen a state of affairs sluggish it down to nth-degree, then one thing that is not deliberate in actual time then seems deliberate when it isn’t.
“From our perspective, it is a legitimate goal that ought to have stood and we should always have won the tie. I suppose the extra the system is used, the higher it will get.”
Southampton, who’re 18th, return to motion with a Premier League encounter at residence to Manchester United on Saturday.