Video- VAR penalises Spurs yet allows Liverpool to escape handball and Salah red card

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur would have felt extremely hard done by if Sergio Aguero had found the back of the net from the penalty spot last night, after City were awarded the pen by VAR.

After a Raheem Sterling shot hit the arm of a sliding and prone Danny Rose, the Man City players rushed over to take the resulting corner.

However, the referee halted their ability to take the set piece, as VAR wanted to check for a handball that no one had really appealed for.

A minute or two later, and the referee ran to the side of the pitch to review the footage, before returning and awarding the penalty, much to Tottenham and Rose’s bemusement.

Luckily, Hugo Lloris stepped up when his side needed him and saved Aguero’s resulting shot, keeping the score level.

One other team who may feel hard done by thanks to VAR is Porto, who came up against Liverpool last night in the Champions League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was also seen handling the ball in the box, but VAR found him not guilty for some inconsistent reason. Mo Salah then escaped a clear red card for a nasty studs up challenge.

What is the point of VAR if calls are not consistent?

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