Every Defeat Rafa Blames The Referee!

Last updated : 10 December 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Premier League needs video assistant referees now, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez said after Wolves scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner against his 10-man side.

But, come on ... yes Ayoze Perez had a penalty claim ... but Lascelles would have been shown a red card for hitting a Wolves player when he was charging down on goal.

Every single defeat ... it's the referee's fault!

Magpies defender DeAndre Yedlin was sent off by referee Mike Dean after 57 minutes - with the score at 1-1 - and Newcastle had a rejected penalty claim for a Willy Boly challenge on Perez.

"We need VAR now," said Benitez. "In this game it would have changed everything. We were doing enough to control the game. How can you explain those decisions to all our fans?"

Jota was outside the Newcastle area when he was brought down, with Jamaal Lascelles tracking back.

"The ball was far away [from goal] and there were other men close enough that it wasn't a red card," said Benitez.

"You can guarantee to me that the player in the corner of the box can score in the top corner every time? It cannot be a red card."

VAR is set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agreed in principle to their introduction.