Video Assistant Referees will be used at Vicarage Road for the first time this weekend when Watford play Crystal Palace in the FA Cup quarter final.

Following on from last weekend's controversial decision to award Manchester City a goal against the Hornets, despite scorer Raheem Sterling clearly being in an offside position, head coach Javi Gracia suggested he would welcome VAR in the Premier League sooner rather than later.

The FA Cup has been used as platform to trial the technology in the country, ahead of a roll out in the Premier League next season.

Speaking after the City game, Gracia said: "That decision, I think everybody could see what happened. This season, I didn’t criticise the referees and I’m not going to do it today.

"If the officials want to explain what happened, they can do it. In my opinion it’s clear.

"When the game is over, I prefer to not say anything, I only shake my hand and nothing else.

"VAR reduces the mistakes."

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was more forceful in his support for the implementation of VAR and said it is needed to make games more fair.

He said: "That is a simple solution. This season it should be here, but next season we will have VAR and that will not be a problem and it will be more fair.

"In the beginning of the season, Manchester City voted to start the VAR from this season and some clubs didn’t accept that, so hopefully next season like in Europe we can install the VAR and this kind of situation can be fair."