By Dominic King for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 8 November 2019 | Updated: 01:26 GMT, 9 November 2019
The Premier League have admitted that Everton were the victims of a mistake by VAR in a game that has led to pressure mounting on Marco Silva.
Everton became the first club to have a penalty awarded against them, following the intervention of VAR, after the on-field referee Andy Madley deemed there to have been no foul. It came at Brighton last month, when Michael Keane accidentally trod on striker Aaron Connelly.
The decision had significant ramifications as Everton, who had been leading 2-1 with 10 minutes to go in a game they were controlling, ended up losing 3-2 and all momentum that had been gained the previous weekend, when beating West Ham 2-0, evaporated.
Brighton's penalty against Everton - awarded by VAR - was a mistake say the Premier League
After reviewing the incident, it is understood Premier League officials communicated that the decision should not have been given.
It is not known whether Everton