Why didn’t VAR draw the offside line for Arsenal’s goal?

Why didn't VAR draw the offside line for Arsenal's goal? 1

In the 63rd minute, it seemed like Newcastle’s attack had passed when Jacob Murphy’s shot sent the ball toward the goal line.

Gordon (right) celebrates the only goal for Newcastle at St James Park, causing Arsenal to lose their first match in the 2023-2024 Premier League on November 4, 2023.

Referee Stuart Attwell recognized the goal, then VAR Andy Madley rechecked the situation, starting with the possibility of the ball having drifted out of bounds or not.

VAR then checks the next possibility, which is whether Joelinton fouled Gabriel.

Neville did not think Joelinton committed a foul, `because Gabriel actively bent down and tried to head the ball but missed`.

VAR considers the final possibility, which is whether Gordon is offside.

Why didn't VAR draw the offside line for Arsenal's goal?

Situation where Joelinton (No. 7) competes for the ball with Gabriel (No. 6), before Gordon scores.

VAR did not mark the offside line because there was no camera angle that correctly determined the last moment Joelinton touched the ball.

In addition to Newcastle’s goal, the referee team also caused controversy in many other situations on the field.

In the 45th minute, home midfielder Bruno Guimaraes ran from behind and used his elbow to hit Jorginho in the head.

The match ended without any red cards, even though the players played too aggressively.

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