Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s goal should have been ruled out for offside, you cannot argue otherwise.

The Arsenal striker is well off when the ball is flicked to him by Aaron Ramsey and the assistant has a good view.

Moments earlier he had got a tight call spot on as the move developed in the Everton half but this mistake is clearly down to a split-second loss of concentration, just at the critical point Ramsey touches the ball.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal should have been ruled out for offside against Everton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal should have been ruled out for offside against Everton

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal should have been ruled out for offside against Everton

The Arsenal striker finished past Jordan Pickford to make it 2-0 at the Emirates

The Arsenal striker finished past Jordan Pickford to make it 2-0 at the Emirates

The Arsenal striker finished past Jordan Pickford to make it 2-0 at the Emirates

When Aubameyang then receives possession he is actually in an onside position, and this makes it the most difficult decision for an assistant to make – it is that millisecond you have to sort in your mind when the ball was played and in what position the player was in.

So I understand why this type of error occurs, although in this instance I feel it should have been spotted.

As a referee, however, it is you who will be remembered for the award of these goals, not the assistants.

Javier Hernandez was coming back from an offside position in the goalmouth when he turned the ball in. It happened so fast and he looked onside when he scored

Javier Hernandez was coming back from an offside position in the goalmouth when he turned the ball in. It happened so fast and he looked onside when he scored

His goal should have been ruled out - and I still get blamed for that six years later

His goal should have been ruled out - and I still get blamed for that six years later

I still get blamed for awarding Javier Hernandez’s winning goal against Chelsea in 2012

There is one such example which still haunts me. That was Javier Hernandez’s winning goal for Manchester United in their 3-2 victory at Chelsea in 2012, the match in which I sent off Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres for the home side and was later accused of making a racist comment towards John Obi Mikel (I was cleared of any wrongdoing).

Hernandez was coming back from an offside position in the goalmouth when he turned the ball in.

It happened so fast and he looked onside when he scored, but it should have been ruled out – and I still get blamed for that six years later!

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