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PGMOL release audio of disallowed Diaz goal
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Toby Rathborne
Luis Diaz had a goal wrongly disallowed for Liverpool at Tottenham
Luis Diaz had a goal wrongly disallowed for Liverpool at Tottenham

The PGMOL have released the VAR audio of Luis Diaz's wrongly disallowed goal for Liverpool at Tottenham.

In the first half, the Reds forward was incorrectly flagged offside.

However, VAR official Darren England mistakenly believed the on-field decision had been to award the goal, resulting in him telling referee Simon Hooper that the check was complete.

In the audio, the VAR assistant can be heard saying, "that's wrong that, Daz", leading England to swear when he realises a mistake has been made.

A statement from the PGMOL accompanying the audio release read: "We recognise standards fell short of expectations and acknowledged the error to Liverpool immediately after the conclusion of the fixture. 

"A detailed report, including the key learnings and immediate actions taken, alongside the audio between the on-field officials and VAR team has been submitted to the Premier League, who have shared it with Liverpool and subsequently all other Premier League clubs."

Read the full transcript here:

Assistant referee 1: Waiting. Delaying, delaying.

VAR: Possible offside Diaz.

Assistant referee 1: Coming back for the offside mate.

VAR: Just checking the offside. Delay, delay.

VAR: Give the kick point, let's go. Kick point, please?

Referee: Yeah, no worries, mate.

Replay operator: So here we are.

Referee: Wait.

Replay operator: Just get a tight angle.

VAR: Yeah, give me a 2D line ready after this one for frame two after that.

Replay operator: So frame two there? 

VAR: That's fine.

VAR: Perfect, yeah.

VAR: 2D line on left boot.

Replay operator: Let me just switch angles.

VAR: Romero, I think it is? 

Replay operator: I think it might be this angle better? Happy with this angle? 

VAR: Yep.

Replay operator: 2D line on the boot?

VAR: 2D line on the left boot.

Replay operator: Yeah, okay.

Replay operator: So, 2D line on the boot.

VAR: And stop. 

VAR: Check complete, check complete. That's fine, perfect.

Assistant referee 1: Playing.

Referee: Cheers, mate.

VAR: Thank you, mate.

Referee: Well done boys. Good process.

Replay operator: Wait, wait, wait, wait. The on-field decision was offside. Are you happy with this? 

Assistant VAR: Yeah.

Replay operator: Are you happy with this? 

Assistant VAR: Offside, goal, yeah. 

Assistant VAR: That's wrong that, Daz. 

VAR: What? 

Replay operator: On-field decision was offside. Are you happy with this image? Yeah, it's onside. The image that we gave them is onside. 

Assistant VAR: The left-back he's played him, he's gone.

VAR: Oh [expletive].

Replay operative: Delay delay. Oli [PGMOL Hub Ops] saying to delay. Oli's saying to delay. 

VAR: Pardon. 

Replay operator: Oli's calling in to say delay the game. The decision is onside.

VAR: Can't do anything.

Replay operator: Oli's saying to delay, Oli's saying to delay.

VAR: Oli? 

Fourth official: Yeah.

Replay operative: Delay the game, to delay the game. Stop the game. 

VAR: They've restarted the game.

VAR: Can't do anything, can't do anything. 

Assistant VAR: Yeah, they've restarted. Yeah.

VAR: Can't do anything. 

Assistant VAR: No. 

VAR: I can't do anything. I can't do anything. 

VAR: [expletive].


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