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Jamie Redknapp calls on David Coote to be used as a VAR for the journey from Manchester City to Leicester

“He had a nightmare before and is not doing much better here”: Jamie Redknapp calls on to use David Coote – SAME VAR who decided against red card for Spurs’ Giovani Lo Celso for stamp versus Chelsea – for the Manchester City trip to Leicester

  • David Coote was in the Stockley Park stand for two games on Saturday
  • Coote failed to send Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso after his stamp
  • VAR has since admitted that it was a mistake not to send him away against Chelsea
  • He then chose not to undo an apparent handball from Kevin De Bruyne

Jamie Redknapp made the decision to use David Coote as the video assistant referee for the second time in a day, after he seemed to make another decision incorrect.

Giovani Lo Celso of Tottenham was not dismissed after his punch on Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg during the victory with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon 2-1, for which Coote was also in the stand at Stockley Park.

VAR has since admitted that it has made a mistake by not giving the Spurs midfielder its marching orders, despite looking at the incident from several angles for some time.

Jamie Redknapp was furious because David Coote was VAR again on Saturday

Jamie Redknapp was furious because David Coote was VAR again on Saturday

David Coote was in the box in Stockley Park for Chelsea v Spurs and Man City v Leicester

David Coote was in the box in Stockley Park for Chelsea v Spurs and Man City v Leicester

David Coote was in the box in Stockley Park for Chelsea v Spurs and Man City v Leicester

But Coote then failed to undo a handball claim in the late game against Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City from the free kick by James Maddison.

The failure to award a punishment to Leicester incited Redknapp, who believes Coote could have benefited from taking the evening off.

‘He (David Coote) had a nightmare before (in Chelsea v Spurs). He is not doing much better here. He needed some rest tonight, “Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

And Coote failed to send Giovani Lo Celso away despite clashing on Cesar Azpilicueta's leg

And Coote did not manage to send Giovani Lo Celso away despite clashing on Cesar Azpilicueta's leg

And Coote did not manage to send Giovani Lo Celso away despite clashing on Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg

“And he can’t see it was a red card before. That’s a handball. He raises his hands to protect the money maker.

“Look at his hands, he raises his hands to the money maker. You duck.

“He’s the best player in the league, but he doesn’t want to get that ball in his face. It’s that simple.

And then he failed to overthrow a Kevin De Bruyne handball from James Maddison's free kick

And then he failed to overthrow a Kevin De Bruyne handball from James Maddison's free kick

And then he failed to overthrow a Kevin De Bruyne handball from James Maddison’s free kick

Micah Richards agreed with his fellow expert, claiming that De Bruyne’s hands were not in a natural position.

“It’s borderline because he’s trying to cover his face.

“But as Jamie says they’re in an unnatural position, he’s trying to cover the money maker.”

Micah Richards seemed to agree with his colleague expert on De Bruyne's handball

Micah Richards seemed to agree with his colleague expert on De Bruyne's handball

Micah Richards seemed to agree with his colleague expert on De Bruyne’s handball

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