Derby County’s Third Round FA Cup Replay against Southampton has been selected for the use of Video Assisted Referees.
It will be the third time this season that VAR will be used in a fixture involving the Rams following a historic occasion at Old Trafford.
It was used for the first time in club history as Derby went on to defeat Manchester United on penalties in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup. It was also used in the Fourth Round tie at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
VAR is used to help match officials come to a correct decision.
There are four main incidents that have been identified as game changing solutions:
Goals: The role of the VAR is to assist the referee to determine whether there was an infringement that means a goal should not be awarded. As the ball has crossed the line, play is interrupted so there is no direct impact on the game.
Penalty Decisions: The role of the VAR is to ensure that no clearly wrong decisions are made in conjunction with the award or non-award of a penalty kick.
Direct Red Card Incidents: The role of the VAR is to ensure that no clearly wrong decisions are made in conjunction with sending off or not sending off a player.
Mistaken Identity: The referee cautions or sends off the wrong player or is unsure which player should be sanctioned. The VAR will inform the referee so that the correct player can be disciplined.