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League admits error over Christian Benteke's goal against Bournemouth

By Andy Hampson

Christian Benteke's controversial winner for Liverpool against Bournemouth on Monday should not have stood, the Premier League has acknowledged.

Benteke's close-range goal at Anfield was allowed to stand by referee Craig Pawson despite team-mate Philippe Coutinho having been stood in an offside position and attempting to play the ball.

The decision was widely criticised after changes to the interpretation of the offside rule this summer and the Premier League, in conjunction with referees' body PGMOL, has clarified the situation, accepting an error was made.

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