VAR was once again the topic of discussion after Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Manchester City.
Substitute Gabriel Jesus had an injury-time goal ruled out by VAR after it looked like the Premier League champions had snatched a late victory.
Jesus’ celebratory dancing in front of the home supporters, wriggling his hips, samba-style was all in vain thanks to the officials at Premier League officials Stockley Park.
Earlier Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the Pep Guardiola’s side with a header from close range only for Erik Lamela’s left-footed effort to level the score.
Sergio Aguero put City back in front before the half time break, but a header from substitute Lucas Moura with his first touch levelled up the match late in the second half.
Manchester City had 30 attempts on goal compared to Tottenham’s three, with the champions dominating all proceedings apart from the scoreline.
Man City 2-2 Spurs FT:
Shots on target: 10-2
Pass accuracy: 91%-84%
Chances created: 22-3
VAR happened again. https://t.co/R3UqIhX95h
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 17, 2019
Gary Neville who was co-commentating on the match said on Sky Sports’ Premier League channel on 17/8/19 at 7:30 pm claimed after the final whistle that VAR was Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s best player: “Tottenham fans are singing ‘VAR’,
“VAR has probably been their best player today. I cannot think of anything more important for them today,”
While it may not have been a classic performance from the Tottenham players, Neville’s claim that VAR was the club’s best player is a completely disrespectful comment from the former Manchester United defender.
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