Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Leicester City and Sheffield United were involved in controversial VAR decisions at the weekend.
Michael Owen has given his take on controversial VAR decisions during the Premier League games between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United and Leicester City and Arsenal at the weekend, as posted on Twitter.
The former Liverpool and Manchester United striker has suggested on Twitter that people are unfairly criticising VAR, and believes that it is doing what it is supposed to do.
During the 1-1 draw between Tottenham and United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, the Blades had a goal ruled out by VAR following a decision that took almost four minutes, as reported on BBC Sport.
Also on Saturday, Leicester got the better of Arsenal 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, but the Foxes felt that they could have won by a bigger margin as they were denied a penalty when Caglar Soyuncu was pulled back by Matteo Guendouzi, as reported by Football.London.
While Leicester are second in the league table at the moment, Arsenal are sixth in the standings, Tottenham are 14th and United are fifth.
I can’t believe the backlash VAR is getting from yesterday. I’m struggling to see what it got wrong. Previous weeks yes, but yesterday? The S.Utd offside was close but if a ball is 1 inch over the line we praise the technology. When it’s offside by 1 inch people go nuts. Why?— michael owen (@themichaelowen) November 10, 2019
A lot of people referring to the LEI v ARS game yesterday. Bad decisions were part of the game pre VAR and will continue to be in the future. VAR is not there to tidy up every single decision. Lots of people failing to understand where it’s to be utilised.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) November 10, 2019