One day everyone thinks it’s ruining football, the next there are cries for it to be implemented.
Welcome to a day in the life of VAR.
Just yesterday there was a lot of disquiet on Twitter during the Liverpool West Brom game as Craig Pawson kept using his video assistant.
Unfortunately for City, there was no VAR at the Cardiff City stadium which meant they were disallowed a perfectly good goal.
Let’s not start on the complete mess the officials made of deciding it.
Bernardo Silva burst down the right, cut onto his *cultured* left foot and blasted home from just inside the area, doubling City’s lead after this beautiful Kevin De Bruyne free kick.
Crowd go wild, players are celebrating except the linesman disallows it for Leroy Sane being in an offside position, just, and getting in the keeper’s eye line.
Then the referee overrides the linesman and points to the centre circle signifying a goal.
By this stage everyone is very confused as to what is going on but a look at the BBC scoreboard tells you it’s 2-0 to City.
Afraid not Pep.
By the time viewers at home see live pictures again the players are lined up for a goal kick and play has resumed.
The issue has split everyone in the football world and we’re not sure what the resolution is.
It is a valid point to the FA that some games in the cup have VAR and others don’t.
On the whole it didn’t matter too much for City as they completely dominated Cardiff and Raheem Sterling gave them the two-goal lead not long after.
The quadruple is on.
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