Punter misses out on £45,000 because of Gabriel Jesus' disallowed goal


You can’t blame Pep Guardiola for hating VAR.

Last season, it ruled out Raheem Sterling’s late winner against Tottenham in their Champions League quarter-final after an offside in the build-up. It was a decision that saw them crash out of the competition.

And it hasn’t taken long for VAR to have an impact on Manchester City’s Premier League campaign this season.

On the opening weekend, Gabriel Jesus had a goal ruled out after Sterling was adjudged to be offside by the finest of margins.

It didn’t matter too much as City cruised to a 5-0 victory against West Ham at the London Stadium.

But it mattered when Jesus’ injury-time winner against Spurs on Saturday evening was ruled out by VAR out due to Aymeric Laporte’s handball.

As a result, City had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Rival fans probably didn’t feel too sorry for City as they watched their wild celebrations turn into despair.

While you may not have too much sympathy for City, at least have sympathy for one extremely unlucky punter.

That's because he missed out on £45,000 after VAR interfered.

He’s posted his losing bet on Twitter - and it’s painful. He placed a five-fold ‘Both Teams To Score In Both Halves’ bet.

After Peterborough, Ipswich, Stoke, Derby, Doncaster, Fleetwood, Barnsley and Charlton did just that, it was all down to Manchester City and Spurs.

The first-half went as planned. And when Lucas Moura scored after the break, all he needed was a City goal to win £45k off a 25p bet.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

And when Jesus struck, he must have been jumping around his living room.

That was until VAR came from nowhere and ruined everything.

You’ve got to feel for him.

Why didn't he cash out, we hear you ask. His phone was dead apparently.


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