VAR was once again the subject of discussion following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester City yesterday afternoon.
There were two goals disallowed by VAR in the match at the King Power Stadium, while no other game in the Premier League in 2019-20 has had more than one chalked off.
Spurs were leading through Harry Kane’s brilliant first-half finish and looked to have doubled their lead when Serge Aurier’s low effort was disallowed for a narrow offside call against Son Heung-min.
Replays of Aurier’s disallowed goal looked to be inconclusive, with Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer suggesting that the offside rule should mimic the MLS where an offside must be clear and obvious. If the video official isn’t certain after a quick check of the replay, the game goes on.
The decision proved costly for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with Leicester hitting back to score two goals and continue Tottenham’s poor away form.
It's causing debate once more…
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