Lee Mason not selected as VAR for Premier League fixtures after Newcastle error

Lee Mason has not been named as a video assistant referee for any of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures after he controversially disallowed a Newcastle United goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Tyrick Mitchell scored a second-half own goal, but referee Michael Salisbury was recommended to review the incident by Mason, who believed that Joe Willock fouled goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

While Salisbury overturned the decision and gave a free-kick to Palace, further replays suggested that Mitchell shoved Willock into Guaita, and therefore the goal should have stood.

Mason, a dedicated VAR…

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