Just a couple of minutes before Callum Wilson despatched a penalty beyond Mark Flekken the Newcastle United striker saw a goal ruled out by VAR much to the chagrin of commentator Don Goodman.
Newcastle United should have found themselves 1-0 against Brentford on 55 minutes after Callum Wilson capitalised on a spot of poor goalkeeping by Danish goalkeeper Mark Flekken and poked the ball home from close range.
Wilson ran off to celebrate what looked a certain goal while the Brentford players surrounded referee Craig Pawson, who wasn’t having the best of games as it is. Pawson got all the players to back off while he consulted VAR.
Don Goodman was shocked that the goal was scrubbed
Meanwhile, Sky Sports showed several replays of the goal with co-commentator Don Goodman calling it ‘weak goalkeeping’ by Flekken as he failed to catch the ball or clear his lines. However, the VAR adjudged that it was a foul by Callum Wilson on Flekken despite making the absolute minimal contact.
On watching hearing the VAR’s decision, Goodman couldn’t believe it saying that the £20million man was ‘very unlucky and Flekken is very lucky’.
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Thankfully things evened out when five minutes later Flekken cleaned Anthony Gordon out on the byline resulting in a penalty which was put away by Callum Wilson for his third goal of the season.
Goodman said Wilson put his penalty away ‘clinically’
Goodman was purring about the penalty saying Wilson put it away ‘coolly, calmly and clinically’.
Following the penalty it was pretty much all Newcastle as they looked for a second to kill off the game and were almost given the gift of another penalty after Bryan Mbuemo was adjudged by Pawson to have handled the ball, but after a pitch-side review the decision was rightly overturned.
However, even with nine minutes of second-half stoppage time Newcastle weren’t able to find that second goal but held on for their second win of the season.