(Tottenham – Sheffield United 1-1) Sheffield United had a draw against Tottenham because of so minimal that it was impossible to view the pictures, nor was it directly involved in scoring that resulted in goals. There are strong reactions.
– VAR is at its most absurd. They cancel Sheffield United scoring offside, but it's impossible to see if it's offside or not. What are they doing with our game, writes former Tottenham player and now TV person, Gary Lineker, on Twitter.
The reactions came after Enda Stevens served David McGoldrick 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. That situation was fine. But before Stevens got the ball, George Baldock had a cross, which went all left where Stevens picked it up. After going through the situation with Lundstram for almost four minutes, the VAR judges concluded the offside. Based on the shots it was impossible to say, but the shots eventually showed a marginal offside at Baldock.
Discussions also took place at Sky Sports Studio. Former Liverpool coach and player Phil Thompson shook his head, with program manager Jeff Stelling shouting "what happened to the game" during the broadcast.
Many have responded on social media and believe that this is a new example of VAR not performing particularly well in the Premier League:
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has repeatedly criticized the use of VAR in the Premier League.
"It's difficult to talk about such situations, but the fact is that we talk about VAR after every single match," Pochettino told the BBC.
New Tottenham disappointment
Tottenham played four games in a row in the league before a home game against newly promoted Sheffield United on Saturday, without a win.
In the first half, Sheffield United was the closest. Spurs goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga has had to show the best he has in his repertoire of long shots by Oliver Norwood. Later John Lundstram had a great chance to score, but the keeper tried to block him.
Tottenham had chances from Harry Kane and Giovanni Lo Celso, but none of them managed to score goals with their finishes.
Sheffield United continued to lead after intermission, but the Spurs took the lead after an error by End Stevens – who sent Heung-min Son alone with the keeper.
A minute later, the VAR was canceled, but ten minutes before Sheffield United received the long-awaited equalization. George Baldock tried to make the crossbar, but the ball reached the far corner.
The son is accused of making films
Later, drama followed when Son walked the land in the Sheffield United field. He did not receive a penalty but Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was delighted with the striker after the game ended. According to BBC journalist Andy Giddings, he accused the Son of making the movie.
With the new draw, alarms start flashing overlooking the site of the top four spots for Tottenham.
They now have nine points up and a match played less than Leicester in 4th place. Leicester face Arsenal at 6:30 pm.
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