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EPL: Here Are The 3 Decisions That VAR Corrected That Made City & Southampton Game To End In A Draw

ARTICLE SOURCE: MY OPINION

Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dashed when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton. Both teams played brilliantly and had chances to win the game, but the Video Assistant Referee intervened in two key moments to keep the score at 0-0.

Pep Guardiola named a strong squad that included top players like Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling. Southampton named a strong squad as well, but it was nowhere near as strong as Man City's.

The Citizens dominated the game and had the better chances, but the Southampton defense was very solid and organized in keeping the potent Man City attack at bay. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, with VAR playing a major role in both teams going blank.

After Kyle Walker tackled Adam Armstrong inside the Man City box in the 62nd minute, the referee awarded Southampton a penalty and also sent Kyle Walker off, which I believe was the correct decision because Kyle Walker's tackle deserved a red card.

Both decisions were overturned after a VAR review, with the referee rescinding the penalty and the red card. Southampton could have scored from the penalty, but the VAR intervention prevented that.

Manchester City's situation was made worse when they had the ball in the net but a VAR review disallowed the goal. In the closing stages of the game, Man City attacked Southampton and Phil Foden fired a powerful shot that the Southampton goalkeeper saved, but Raheem Sterling, who was offside, scored the rebound and ran off in celebration.

The goal was disallowed when a VAR review determined he was offside, resulting in a 0-0 tie.

Despite the fact that VAR prevented both teams from scoring, the technology was correct in that it assisted the referee in making better judgements.

However, only the offside judgment against Raheem Sterling was correct in my opinion; the Southampton penalty should have stood since the referee made the correct decision.

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