Much like the rest of us, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was left quite bewildered by the interventions made by VAR in the game against Spurs on Saturday afternoon.
Tottenham took the lead on 58 minutes when Heung-min Son capitalised on a defensive mistake only for the visitors to equalise just minutes later. However, the goal was ruled out by VAR after a lengthy check when John Lundstram was adjudged to have been offside in the build-up to David McGoldrick’s effort.
As it happened, the visitors did eventually get a deserved equaliser with twelve minutes left to play through George Baldock but Wilder was left quite confused as to why their first goal was ruled out as he felt the offside occurred in the previous phase of play.
Here’s what the Sheffield United boss said about the incident after the game to the BBC:
Can anyone make sense of VAR and its application? pic.twitter.com/JtipivmrWN
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 9, 2019
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While the decision on this occasion did go in Spurs favour, it is clear that the way VAR has been applied has created a lot of confusion. While I do believe that the technology is good for the game, there have to be major changes made in how it is applied.
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