The English referees union has issued an official apology to Everton, for the error committed by the referee and the video assistant referee, in the team’s match against Manchester City, for not awarding a penalty kick in favor of the Toffees.
Everton had lost to Manchester City by a clean goal, in the 27th round of the English Premier League last Saturday.
Everton players demanded a penalty due to a handball from Man City midfielder Rodri, but referee Paul Tierney and his assistant Chris Kavana in VAR did not decide to award the kick.
Which resulted in a complaint by Everton Club to the Premier League, considering it an unjust decision that affected the outcome of the match, which ended with the victory of Pep Guardiola’s men with a goal without a response.
And according to Sky Sports, the referees union director, Mike Riley, contacted Everton coach Frank Lampard, and club president Bill Kenwright, to apologize to them personally for that mistake.
The failure to award a penalty kick to Everton prevented the team from a tie in the match, and its balance froze at 22 points in 17th place.
The English team Manchester City achieved an exciting victory over its host Everton, with a goal free of charge, in the confrontation that took place between them last Saturday at “Goodison Park”, in the 27th round of the English Premier League for the season 2021-2022.
Phil Foden scored the winning goal for Manchester City against Everton in the 82nd minute of the match.
With this result, Manchester City occupies first place in the English Premier League table with 66 points, 6 points behind runner-up Liverpool, while Everton occupies 17th place with 22 points.
Manchester City regained its balance after the sudden loss against Tottenham in the last round at the Etihad Stadium, a defeat that ignited the atmosphere in the Premier League, as it helped Liverpool get closer to City.