Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes

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• Only tweak to system will involve extra info on big screens
• West Ham’s David Gold: ‘VAR is alive and kicking’’

Premier League clubs have chosen to avoid drastic action over VAR, with only the smallest of tweaks in the communication of decisions expected before the season’s end.

The referee’s chief, Mike Riley, gave club executives an extensive briefing on the technology during a Premier League meeting in London on Thursday. A lengthy discussion followed, but the consensus among clubs remains in favour of video refereeing and the outcome of the meeting was more of the same.

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