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Five decisions overturned with help of VAR

22 Aug 2019
Man City VAR

From the 20 Premier League matches so far, the Video Assistant Referee has helped overturn five match-changing incidents

From the 20 Premier League matches so far in the 2019/20 season, there have been five decisions overturned by the referee with the help of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Raheem Sterling is played through and crosses for Gabriel Jesus, who scores for Manchester City. However, the VAR finds that Sterling was marginally offside so the goal is overturned.

In the same match, Sergio Aguero has a penalty saved by Lukasz Fabianski, with the loose ball cleared by West Ham United’s Declan Rice.

But on review, the VAR finds that Rice had moved into the penalty area at the point of Aguero making contact with the ball, so the penalty is retaken because the encroaching West Ham midfielder had a significant impact on the match.

Leander Dendoncker pounces on a loose ball at a set-piece to score for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After review, the VAR sees that the ball fell to Dendoncker after hitting the arm of team-mate Willy Boly.

Under IFAB's new Laws of the Game, ruling that any goal scored or assisted via handball will be disallowed, the goal is overturned.

Leandro Trossard scores for Brighton & Albion from a cross by Dan Burn at a set-piece in the 27th minute.

But the VAR finds that Burn was offside at the set-piece so the goal is overturned.

In stoppage time, Jesus thinks he has scored a late winner for Man City at a corner.

However, the VAR sees that the ball has deflected to the forward off the arm of team-mate Aymeric Laporte so, for the same reason as with the overturned Dendoncker goal, the Brazilian’s strike is ruled out.

See: Swarbrick: VAR has had a positive start

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