Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Mauricio Pochettino Uses Swear Words After Axel Disasi’s Disallowed Goal

Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Mauricio Pochettino Uses Swear Words After Axel Disasi’s Disallowed Goal

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 28, 2024 at 5:11 AM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino registered his displeasure after Chelsea's disallowed goal
  • The Blues boss used expletives after Axel Disasi's winner was cancelled by VAR
  • Nonetheless, his side salvaged a thrilling 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday

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Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, could not hold back his frustration as he lashed out at the match officials after his side was denied a late winner on Saturday, April 27.

Coming off a damaging five-nil pummeling against Arsenal, their worst defeat in a London Derby, the Blues were poised to right their wrongs.

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Mauricio Pochettino gestures towards an assistant referee during Chelsea's FA Cup tie with Aston Villa on February 07, 2024. Photo by James Gill - Danehouse.
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However, they were given a rude awakening when defender Marc Cucurella scored an own goal in the fourth minute.

Morgan Rogers, a former teammate of Cole Palmer at Manchester City's academy, then doubled the lead just three minutes shy of halftime.

Unlike their lacklustre performance against the Gunners, Chelsea fought back. Noni Madueke narrowed the deficit in the 62nd minute, and captain Conor Gallagher equalised nine minutes before full-time, The Standard reports.

In stoppage time, the West London club appeared to have sealed a dramatic comeback win when Axel Disasi headed in a goal. However, their celebrations were cut short when VAR disallowed the goal.

Replays showed Benoit Badiashile pushing his marker before the ball reached Disasi.

Pochettino swears after Disasi's disallowed goal

Pochettino, known for his calm demeanour on the touchline, was visibly animated and expressed his frustration using expletives.

After the game, the former Tottenham Hotspur and PSG manager further criticised VAR's decision, suggesting that the technology has done more harm than good to the sport in England.

“VAR damaged English football for me, damaged the image of football,” he said, as cited by Fabrizio Romano.
The 52-year-old insisted: “It was a goal. It’s unbelievable and ridiculous”.
“Two weeks ago against Man City, it was handball, and it was not a penalty…”

Aston Villa star adds insults to Chelsea injury

In the same game, Morgan Rogers of Aston Villa added insult to Chelsea's injury by replicating Cole Palmer's iconic 'shiver' celebration after finding the net against the Blues, Sports Brief reported.

While the 'cold' celebration is often attributed to the Chelsea forward, it actually originated by Rogers.

Palmer admitted that he borrowed the celebration from his former Manchester City teammate, Morgan.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.