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VAR's inconsistency questioned in Utd-Spurs clash

Fans questions VAR's inconsistency as Spurs score opener after Cavani's disallowed goal

April 11, 2021 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Red Devils had a lead scrapped off after McTominay was penalised for a foul on Heung-min Son in the build-up to the goal.

Football fans have questioned the effectiveness of VAR once more after a controversial referee call resulted in Manchester United having a lead scrapped off. Prior to Edinson Cavani putting the ball in the back of the net, Scott McTominay was deemed to have fouled Hueng-min Son before making the pass to Paul Pogba to assist for the goal.

The Scot, before striding forward to make the final pass to the Frenchman, had his hand making contact with the face of the South Korean midfielder in the face as he trailed behind after a failed attempt to get hold of the United midfielder. Albeit softly catching the Spurs attacker, he immediately went down before United took the lead. Following a lengthy review which saw referee Chris Kavanagh take to the pitch-side monitor to have another look at the incident, the goal was chalked off.

However, McTominay evaded any sanction and a sending-off after picking up a yellow card in an earlier incident. The Manchester United bench reacted to the turn of events with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer moving over to the fourth official to voice his grievances. Earlier, Marcus Rashford has been denied a penalty after a similar incident involving Eric Dier.

Less than five minutes after the Red Devils were denied an opener, Tottenham put together a brilliant move and had Hueng-min Son finshing sublimly after poor defending by Victor Lindelof. Here is how Twitter reacted to the incident:


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