Lampard, Ancelotti call for VAR ‘reflection’

first_imgFrank Lampard called for a “big reflection” on VAR at the end of the season after another controversial incident involving the technology in the midweek Premier League fixtures. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard Tottenham were controversially denied an equaliser against Sheffield United on Thursday when Harry Kane’s goal was chalked off for a dubious handball against Lucas Moura. In a Premier League season marred by debatable calls, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, whose side lost 3-1, said he feared for the future of football if the system were not addressed. Chelsea boss Lampard, who played under Mourinho as a player at Stamford Bridge, said the goal should have stood. “It was certainly one where common sense could have been involved but if the rule book states something, then the handball is given,” he told reporters on Friday. “We need a big reflection at the end of the season. “VAR has improved us in ways but there are ways to improve it and I think a collective sit-down at the end of the season with everybody – referees, managers, players, anybody involved in football that loves the game can have an input to try and get it closer to where we want to get it to.” Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti also called for a review of the rules. “It was a really, really complicated and difficult decision,” he said. Loading… “I think the decision they have made comes from the rules that there are in place in this moment and so maybe at the end of this season we can think if it’s possible to change this type of rule but in this moment it’s like this and we have to respect the rules.” Chelsea’s defeat at West Ham ended a run of three successive Premier League wins and means victory against struggling Watford at Stamford Bridge is vital in the race for Champions League spots. Chelsea, in fourth spot, are just two points ahead of Manchester United and Wolves. Lampard challenged his players to restore the mentality that underpinned the good run that preceded Wednesday’s lacklustre 3-2 loss. “Every game now is going to be tough,” said Lampard. Tottenham striker Harry Kane reacts after having a goal disallowed by VAR Read Also: Former Barcelona president worried about Lionel Messi exit “If we go into it with the right attitude that we approached games like Aston Villa and Manchester City, and Everton and Liverpool before the break, then I have real belief in us. “It’s about getting our mentality right, keeping freshness in the players between games and having a real desire to achieve want we want.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bubak goes back-to-back at Lubbock Wrecker Sprint Ntl’s

first_imgThe Hambelton Racing Dash for Cash saw the top-six in combined points from Thursday and Friday’s preliminary events duel for a starting position in the first three rows of the big dance on Saturday night. Jason Martin used the high-side to make a pass on Bubak to win the Dash for Cash, earning him the pole starting position and an extra $300.  Jake Bubak repeated as winner of the Dodge City Raceway Park Lubbock Wrecker Service Sprint Nationals. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley) Martin and Bubak set the pace for the 30-lap feature event. Martin took advantage of the pole position, snagging the lead ahead of Bubak and Zach Blurton. A caution flew on lap seven and the restart saw Blurton advance to second before snagging the lead from Martin on lap 10.  Bubak remained in contention and snagged the lead from Martin on lap 25. Martin continued to challenge for the lead but time ran out as Bubak won his second consecutive Sprint Car Nationals at DCRP. Bubak slid into second just past halfway but Martin prevailed and claimed the lead back from Blurton. center_img Martin settled for second while Blurton, Taylor Velasquez and Jordan Knight rounded out the topfive.   DODGE CITY, Kansas (Aug. 22) – The Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing took to the finale of Dodge City Raceway Park’s Lubbock Wrecker Service Sprint Car Nationals on Saturday night. Jake Bubak claimed his second Sprint Car Nationals Championship after prevailing from a three-IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car battle to lead the final five circuits of the 30-lap feature event and earning $5,170 for the three-day weekend. Feature results – 1. Jake Bubak; 2. Jason Martin; 3. Zach Blurton; 4. Taylor Velasquez; 5. Jordan Knight; 6. Jeremy Huish; 7. Chase Randall; 8. David Luckie; 9. Luke Cranston; 10. Ray Seemann; 11. Blake Scott; 12. J.D. Johnson; 13. Jake Martens; 14. Vance Wofford; 15. Steven Richardson; 16. Tyler Knight; 17. Brett Becker; 18. Ross Essenburg; 19. Larry Neighbors; 20. Ty Williams; 21. Monty Ferriera; 22. Cody Lampe.last_img read more