Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he expects the video assistant referee (VAR) system to rid the English Premier League of controversial refereeing decisions after his side scored a goal in this weekend's 3-1 win over Watford that was initially flagged offside.
City's opening goal by Raheem Sterling sparked controversy after referee Paul Tierney changed his mind following a discussion with his assistant.
"There should be an easy solution and next season there will be. With VAR, that will not be a problem, it will be fairer," Guardiola said.
"The game is so fast and so quick, even the people sat here don't know if it is offside or onside. If we have doubts here, imagine how it is for the referee."
Other Premier League managers have backed the introduction of VAR, including Arsenal's Unai Emery, who suggested that the system might prevent game-changing decisions going the wrong way.
Guardiola said the Premier League was lagging behind other European countries which had already implemented VAR in their top-flight leagues.
The Champions League has also implemented VAR in this season's knockouts.
"Hopefully next season, like in Europe, they can accept that we install VAR in this situation and it will be fair," Guardiola said.
"Manchester City voted to install VAR this season."
Australian Associated Press