VAR strikes the Premier League again during Sheffield United vs Man City. The Premier League has been plagued with poor decisions this season.
The introduction of the VAR was meant to bring an end to referees making incorrect decisions in the Premier League. Instead, it has sparked massive controversy due to the inconsistency in the manner it has been utilised this season.
The match between Sheffield United and Manchester City did no favours for the Video review system that has garnered criticism by the day as Gabriel Jesus saw his penalty get denied by Blades keeper Dean Henderson despite the glovesman being well off his line.
VAR strikes the Premier League again during Sheffield United vs Man City
Man City’s Riyad Mahrez was fouled inside Sheffield’s third, giving them the perfect opportunity to score. Gabriel Jesus, the man tasked with the kick from the spot, played a poor penalty that was saved by Dean Henderson.
Jesus penalty denied by Dean Henderson!!! 🔴⚪️
Stutter fools no-one, perfect height…Bramall Lane erupts😲 pic.twitter.com/2SpNA9zYhJ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 21, 2020
Dean Henderson pic.twitter.com/uQHlhSCPB0
— RVP20 (@RVP2075) January 21, 2020
However, Henderson did so by giving himself advantage by straying off his line. The rulebook states that the keeper should have at least one foot on the goal line. Henderson however, escaped a retake as both the on-field referees and the VAR failed to notice the encroachment.
Dean Henderson is having some night for Sheffield United 💪
— Goal (@goal) January 21, 2020
The staff at Stockley Park busy again tonight. After a review of the Gabriel Jesus penalty you can clearly see Dean Henderson’s shoulder is touching the line and therefore he hasn’t left the line. Another spot on decision from the VAR team pic.twitter.com/PcKszzm8fb
— VAR (@VAR_NOT) January 21, 2020
Manchester City managed to win the game after substitute, Sergio Aguero scored in the 73th minute. However, Pep Guardiola and his boys, against whom the VAR have not been very kind this season, will feel hard done.
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