Everton lost to Manchester City 0-1 at Godison Park on February 26th. They made an official complaint to the Premier League about recent decisions made by refrees as they were denied a penalty. Although the ball had touched Manchester City player Rodri’s arm, a penalty was not given to the Toffees.
According to Sky Sports, PGMOL managing director Mike Riley called both the Everton manager and the chairman to apologize.
Moreover, Dermot Gallagher says, the officials made a mistake, saying: “It is a penalty, no doubt. I think the VAR inspected it for too long. There are a couple of angles that may have affected the decision.”
Later, Frank Lampard’s assitant, Ashley Cole, received a yellow card for his post-match protest against the refree for not giving penalty.
The Toffees are currently in 17th position and Man City are in 1st position in the Premier League table.