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VAR was introduced in football to assist referees in making better decisions. However, the technology's use has been heavily criticized due to the controversial decisions associated with it's use. This weekend, VAR was heavily involved in the Premier League.
Here are ten of the most contentious VAR and Referred judgments ever made:
After the referee gave Burnley a penalty, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made contact with the ball before he even touched the Burnley striker. Thankfully, there was VAR, and the referee cancelled the penalty because there was not enough contact to warrant one, plus Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made contact with the ball before he even touched the Burnley striker.
2. Southampton vs. Man City
In the closing stages of their game against Southampton, Manchester City had a goal ruled out for offside.
3. Southampton vs. Man City
Kyle Walker was sent off after a foul on a Southampton player, but the red card was overturned after a VAR review, and Walker was permitted to continue playing.
4. Manchester United vs. West Ham United
When Bruno Fernandes sent in a cross, Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be in an offside position, but the 36-year-old connected with the cross and scored to give Manchester United a 1-0 lead. His arm was clearly in an offside position, but VAR and the referee allowed the goal to stand.
5. Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Tsimikas definitely tripped Benteke as he attempted to attack a cross in the Liverpool vs. Palace game, and a penalty was the correct choice to award Palace, but the referee and VAR were silent on the foul.
6. West Ham United vs. Manchester United
Although Kurt Zouma did not make contact with the ball when he tackled Cristiano Ronaldo in the box, the referee did not award Man United a penalty, and VAR did not even review the incident.
7. West Ham United vs. Manchester United
Coufal fouled Cristiano Ronaldo inside the box in a similar tackle to that of Kurt Zouma; there was clear contact from the West Ham defender, but the referee waved play on; once again, VAR was silent on the tackle; a penalty was supposed to be awarded to Man United on both occasions, but none was given.
8. Leicester vs. Brighton
VAR and the referee were harsh on Leicester today, as a penalty was awarded to Brighton after a ball struck the arm of a Leicester player unintentionally. The decision appeared skewed, as there was an initial foul on the Leicester City defender.
9. Manchester United vs. West Ham United
After denying Manchester United two penalties, the referee reviewed Luke Shaw's handball and awarded West Ham a penalty. The decision appeared to be correct, but it caused consternation among Manchester United players and the referee.
10. Southampton vs. Man City
Kyle Walker definitely tackles a Southampton player in the box, and the referee awards Southampton a penalty, which is later revoked after a VAR review.
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