Pedro Neto's disallowed goal v Man Utd prompts football fans to call for change in handball law


Pedro Neto is a contender for unluckiest footballer of the 2019/20 season.

The Wolves winger had a goal against Liverpool at Anfield controversially disallowed by VAR in December.

And the teenager found himself on the wrong side of VAR once more against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Wednesday night.

Neto thought he’d given Wolves the lead in the ninth minute after slotting past Sergio Romero.

However, the goal was chalked off following a VAR review after Raul Jimenez inadvertently handled the ball moments earlier.

Harry Maguire’s tackle saw the ball bounce off Jimenez’s arm and into the path of Neto, who made no mistake from close range.

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But referee Kevin Friend ended the Wolves’ celebrations by signalling that the goal had been ruled out.

Watch the incident here…

And here's the close-up of the handball incident...

Many football fans were baffled why this goal was disallowed.

And they believe that the current handball law isn’t fit for purpose.

Gary Lineker tweeted: “Wolves goal disallowed. The new handball law is utterly absurd, exacerbated by the existence of VAR that has no choice but to pick out every flick of a knuckle.”

And Lineker wasn’t the only football fan to bemoan the current handball law over on Twitter…

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VAR, offsides, handballs... what a season it's been for English football.

Remember when we all used to talk about the actual football instead?

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