Ref Watch: Dermot Gallagher reviews Aaron Cresswell and Jack Grealish decisions | Football News

Dermot Gallagher

Former Premier League referee

Dermot Gallagher: “I was surprised [Cresswell’s tackle] was overturned. I think it’s a red card. There’s speed and intent. Cresswell has little or no chance of getting the ball”

Last Updated: 02/01/20 1:07pm

West Ham defender Aaron Creswell reacts after being sent off against Bournemouth

After another VAR-dominated matchday, Dermot Gallagher returns with Ref Watch to give his verdict on all the key decisions.

West Ham 4-0 Bournemouth

INCIDENT: Aaron Cresswell was shown a straight red for a studs-up, high challenge on Ryan Fraser which left him in serious pain – but VAR official Lee Mason overturned the decision and downgraded the card to yellow.

Cresswell’s red card was downgraded to yellow

DERMOT SAYS: I was surprised this was overturned. I think it’s a red card. There’s speed and intent. Cresswell has little or no chance of getting the ball. He’s endangered the safety of an opponent. However, the VAR deemed that the initial point of contact wasn’t dangerous.

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