Below is one of the articles I read after looking for videos and stills of the goal.What new rule?
It hits the top of his forearm or the cuff of his shirt sleeve. It's nowhere near his shoulder. He controls it, it lands, he scores.
I am not seeking to justify the goal or make fun or wind up as others have suggested.
Its a bollocks rule and as Hodgson and many other managers have said the whole handball thing has become a farce. What is and what isnt.
In the words of the Premier League: "The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is now defined by 'the bottom of the armpit'.
"To penalise a player for handball the match officials must have clear evidence that the ball has struck the player's arm below the bottom of the armpit and in the red zone indicated below."
It's obviously subjective as to whether we think Craig Pawson had the 'clear evidence' he needed to punish Jota, but it's further proof that the handball rule is causing chaos in the Premier League.
Above isn't necessarily my view, just one of the things i read around it.