Premier League: Referee’s ADMIT Anthony Taylor was at fault for Man United’s Villa defeat

It’s revealed: Premier League referees Anthony Taylor deemed it a mistake to ignore Man United’s stars and ask to move the wall forward before conceding against Aston Villa – and he’s ruling them again tonight!

  • PGMOL has admitted that Anthony Taylor made the wrong call in Man United’s defeat by Villa
  • United’s wall for Lucas Digne’s free-kick was beyond the usual 10 yards
  • Christian Eriksen reportedly informed Taylor across the distance but was ignored
  • Digne scored the free kick as Unai Emery won his Villa debut
  • Despite the mistake, PGMOL have tasked Taylor with the captaincy of United Forest tonight

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has reportedly admitted referee Anthony Taylor was at fault for turning Manchester United’s wall back after Lucas Digne’s free-kick in their 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa last month.

Deeney put Villa a 2-0 lead after just 11 minutes in Unai Emery’s first game for the club on 6 November, with United baffled as to why their wall pushed the set-piece back more than the usual 10 yards.

According to the Manchester Evening News, United have had access to the vocal interaction between Taylor and the players, given how the referee has adapted to the game.

PGMOL have admitted that Anthony Taylor (left) was wrong to ignore Christian Eriksen and other Manchester United protests as to why his wall was back so far in defeat by Aston Villa.

Digne scored from a free kick but the United wall was well beyond the usual 10 yards

Digne scored from a free kick but the United wall was well beyond the usual 10 yards

One of the conversations in question was between Christian Eriksen and Taylor, with the Danish midfielder telling the match official that United’s wall was too far but being ‘severely ignored’, the report claims.

The report also goes on to say that United officials contacted PGMOL Select Group 1 manager Jon Moss, who agreed that Taylor was wrong to put the wall back so far and insisted he would be spoken to about the incident.

Taylor, 44, from Cheshire, has not officiated in a Premier League match since taking charge of United’s 3-1 defeat at Villa Park.

It is said that Taylor ignored Eriksen when he told him the United wall was too far away

It is said that Taylor ignored Eriksen when he told him the United wall was too far away

And while he took charge of two World Cup matches in that time – Ghana’s 3-2 win over South Korea and the goalless draw between Croatia and Belgium – PGMOL bosses decided to put him in charge of United’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest. tonight.

After the defeat at Villa Park, United manager Eric ten Hag said: “I think the free kick can be stopped because the wall is too far away.

“Well, small details but details make all the difference in the best football. It tells us everything because we weren’t newborn.

Taylor has been appointed in charge of United's Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest tonight

Taylor has been appointed in charge of United’s Premier League clash with Nottingham Forest tonight

United are currently in fifth place with 26 points, but they have two matches in hand over fourth-placed Tottenham, who are four points ahead of them.

It is United’s first Premier League game since the World Cup, with their last league match seeing them beat Fulham 2-1 last month.

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