Man Utd vs. Wolves: Referees Association react to penalty incident


The Premier League body of referees has suspended the match officials of the game between Manchester United and Wolves.

The decision was taken due to the failure of the match-day officials not to award a penalty to Wolves against Andre Onana towards the of the game. This means that referee Simon Hooper and Michael Salisbury, who was on VAR duty, will not be included in the referee appointments for next weekend's Premier League games. VAR assistant Richard West has also been dropped.

The manager of Wolves, Gary O'Neil was furious about the decision. He said that Jon Moss, referees' manager at the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), told him this was a blatant spot-kick, while PGMOL chief Howard Webb reportedly contacted Wolves to apologise for the mistake.

This is the second time Salisbury has been stood down this year as back in April, he decided not to award Brighton a penalty in their controversial 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.