VAR came to Tottenham’s rescue yet again at the Etihad yesterday evening, as the referee team used the tech to rule out Jesus’ late winner for Pep’s team.
Thanks to the new handball rules, the ball deflecting off Laporte’s arm on the way through to Jesus meant that the goal could not stand.
This was a near-identical throwback to the quarter-final second-leg Champions League clash between the same teams in the same stadium last season.
In that game, Fernando Llorente survived a VAR scare and Sterling had an injury-time winner chalked off due to offside.
The Spurs fans took the opportunity to mock Man City for their luck by singing ‘VAR My Lord’.
?‘VAR, My Lord, VAR’? …
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) August 17, 2019