Former Premier League referee Graham Poll has blasted the decision of referee Graham Scott not to award Chelsea a penalty for Timm Klose’s foul on Willian.
Chelsea were denied a clear penalty in extra-time after Willian was brought down by Klose but referee Scott instead booked Willian for diving.
“What a shambles. On Tuesday at Leicester I heaped praise on the video referee,” Poll wrote on Daily Mail.
“After Wednesday’s game I’m baffled. When Norwich defender Timm Klose brought down Willian in the box in extra time, I can understand Graham Scott not seeing any contact. I can understand him thinking the Chelsea forward dived – but that’s why we have the technology.
“Video referee Mike Jones should have said, ‘No, there’s contact, it’s a trip. It’s a penalty.’
“The video referee has said it is not clear and obvious. What is then? A rugby tackle? At the very least, Jones has to tell Scott to go to the video screen at the side of the pitch so he can see a replay for himself.”