VAR causes controversy yet again as Sheffield United have goal ruled out v Spurs


Every week we seem to be speaking about VAR.

And that was again the case once again as Spurs hosted Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs scored the opener after 57 minutes but two minutes later appeared to be pegged back when David McGoldrick tapped home.

However, it was ruled out in controversial fashion as there was adjudged to have been an offside in the build-up.

It seems almost impossible to tell whether John Lundstram was offside.

To make matters worse, it took VAR 3 minutes and 47 seconds to make the decision. Absurd.

Watch the call below:

The official Premier League tweeted shortly after the call was made, writing: "It was tight but the replays show Lundstram was offside in the build-up."

Gary Lineker has regularly expressed his opposition to VAR in the past few weeks and was at it again after McGoldrick's disallowed goal.

"VAR at its absurd worst rules out a @SheffieldUnited equaliser for offside which is impossible to see one way or the other," he tweeted. "WTF are they doing to our game?"

The away side were hardly done by on this occasion but they did managed to restore parity shortly after when George Baldock found the net.

And that's how the game finished. Sheffield United eventually walked away from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a point but it really should have been three.

David McGoldrick taps home


GIVEMESPORT'S James Stroud says:

It's becoming tiresome speaking about the controversies brought about by VAR every week.

VAR is supposed to take away the controversy in football but all it's doing at the moment is creating even more problems.

To take just under four minutes to check an offside is absolutely ridiculous.

At the World Cup we saw referees going to the half-way line to check the replay themselves and make a decision. That must be done more in the Premier League.

VAR rules out Sheffield United's goal vs Spurs

Goals such as McGoldrick's, as well as Roberto Firmino's vs Aston Villa's should not have been ruled out.

In these cases the benefit of the doubt should go the attacker. If it's not clear and obvious, they shouldn't be disallowed. It should be as simple as that.

At this point, the Premier League would be wise to just scrap the use of VAR all together.

However, if it does continue, modifications must be made.

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