The English Premier League, EPL, has reacted to a decision made by the referee which deprived Arsenal of a penalty in Saturday’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor.
There was a little protest from Arsenal players at 75th minute when Nicolas Pepe’s touch inside Burnley’s box led the ball to hit Erik Pieters’ outstretched arm, but the Gunners were not awarded a penalty following a VAR review.
The Premier League governing body after the match had to release a statement on their stand over the penalty decision.
In the statement, the EPL said the VAR did not think it was a clear error.
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“The ball hit him from close proximity and he had no time to react.
“It was not given on-field, and the VAR did not think it was a clear error.”