Anthony Taylor Gets Demoted to Championship
Controversial EPL referee, Anthony Taylor has been demoted to the Championship after awarding Newcastle with a controversial penalty against Wolves on Saturday.
The Premier League referee will oversee the second-tier clash between Preston and Coventry a week after the divisive call, in his first Championship tie since 2019
Taylor came under fire from a range of different voices after handing the visitors the penalty at Molineux, which allowed the Magpies to go ahead in the first-half
The whistler pointed to the spot after Hwang Hee-chan brought down Fabian Schar whilst attempting to clear the ball, and had his decision rubber-stamped by VAR.
The official on duty at Stockley Park Jarred Gillett took his time but ultimately opted not to send Taylor to his monitor to look at the incident a second time
Wolves were unable to snatch the 2-2 victory at home, but came from behind twice to ensure the spoils were shared on a trying afternoon for manager Gary O'Neil.
O'Neil - who has previously been outspoken on refereeing issues after Wolves were on the receiving end of two more controversial decisions against Manchester United and Luton Town this season - called Taylor's call 'scandalous'.
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