The ball did not go out of play in the build-up to Newcastle’s goal (Picture: beINSPORTS)
A new camera angle has revealed definitively whether or not the ball crossed the line in the build-up to Anthony Gordon’s controversial goal in Newcastle’s win over Arsenal.
Gordon scored the only goal of the match as Newcastle ended Arsenal’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season at St James’ Park on Saturday.
But the decision to allow the goal to stand was laced with controversy – with VAR officials checking for three separate offences – which took over four minutes.
Those offences included whether or not the ball went out of play in the build-up, if Joelinton fouled Gabriel Magalhaes and if Gordon was offside.
There was ‘no available angle to see the point of contact’ in relation to the possible offside against Gordon, according to Sky Sports, while Gary Neville, who was on commentary duties, has rubbished claims that Gabriel was fouled.
Meanwhile, beINSPORTS have now revealed that the ball did not go out of play in the build-up to Gordon’s goal with access to a new camera angle.
‘Is it in? (Laughter), there you go!’ pundit Andy Gray said as the camera angle showed the ball in play.
Fellow pundit Richard Keys added: ‘Okay then, there are two reasons why the goal shouldn’t have stood. Not three.’
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, was left furious after the match and said: ‘It’s a disgrace, it’s embarrassing. That’s how I fell and how everyone feels in that [dressing] room. You cannot imagine the amount of messages I got saying this cannot continue.
‘It’s embarrassing. I have to be here now to say it is not acceptable. We are wasting our time. I don’t want to be in the hands of people. It’s difficult enough to compete against this team. It cannot continue. It’s embarrassing. There’s too much at stake. The consequences are too big.’
VAR checked for three different offences.