The Football Association (FA) has contacted Frank Lampard after his comments on an Anthony Gordon penalty appeal backfired. Everton put up a valiant fight but was unable to return home from Anfield with a point on Sunday. After Burnley had leapfrogged them with a 1-0 victory over Wolves earlier in the afternoon, the defeat cemented their place in the relegation zone.
Everton’s spotting and defensive strategies were obvious to all. That isn’t to say they weren’t effective; in fact, if their forwards had been more clinical, the Toffees could have sprung a surprise. Anthony Gordon, in particular, was a dynamo on the left side of the field. When he took a tumble inside the box, the youthful winger had two penalty claims turned down. Gordon was scheduled to appear in court. Gordon was initially charged with simulation, but the second incident with Joel Matip was more problematic.
Despite this, Stuart Attwell, the referee, did not find the contact sufficient to merit a penalty. VARI Darren England agreed with Attwell’s judgment on the field. In the aftermath of the game, Lampard speculated that the decision might have been different if Mohamed Salah had been on the other end. Lampard also suggested that Liverpool’s influence during their time at Anfield may have influenced the referee’s decision.
“If Mo Salah is on the other end, you get a penalty,” Lampard said. “I’ve played for teams in the top half of the league, so you know what I’m talking about.”
“Lampard said in a recent interview that he was not sure how clear-cut it was, but the referee was quick to call it.”
When it comes to the stuff that happened in the middle of the pitch, you can look back with VAR and see that there were some questionable things going on there as well. “Perhaps you should expect that when you come here [Anfiield].” According to the article, Lampard is now in hot water with the FA as a result of his comments. Lampard might face charges, according to the report, and has been “asked to submit his opinions on the situation.” Everton was reportedly so enraged at the apparent injustice that they contacted the referees’ body, PGMOL, in the aftermath.
Their disagreement apparently originated from VAR Darren England’s dismissive treatment of the second incident involving Matip. In their opinion, the situation deserved a more thorough investigation than England provided. The Everton-Arsenal relationship In late February, Lampard was enraged at the disputed non-awarding of a penalty against Man City after Rodri handled inside the area.