Sheffield United denied blatant goal vs Aston Villa after goalline technology and VAR mishap


Sheffield United were extremely hard done by in their Premier League game against Aston Villa when they appeared to have a goal not given by goalline technology.

In the first half, Orjan Nyland carried Oliver Norwood's cross beyond his goalline but referee Michael Oliver failed to award the goal.

Neither goalline technology nor VAR awarded the goal. Was the technology not turned on?!

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was seen berating the referee at half-time and at this point, it wasn't clear why the goal was not awarded.

VAR could have intervened as play went down the other end but when a free-kick was given, the incident wouldn't be reviewed.

It was a remarkable incident. 

Nick Mashiter of PA Media later confirmed that the goalline technology failed, and that Oliver's watch didn't go off when the ball crossed the line.


Sheffield United have every right to be furious.

The club's Twitter account made their feelings known.

Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Jamie Redknapp said, per the Daily Mail: "I'm thinking, 'why have they not done that?'

"Incredibly lucky - we normally talk about goalline technology as being perfect. You trust it, but it certainly wasn't perfect here.

"It went missing and Villa have got away with it. We've actually heard that the referee was told it was a goal while he was in the dressing room at half-time.'

"It is a really spiteful ball in by Oli Norwood and very difficult to deal with. Nyland never looks comfortable for one second when it is coming in and he loses it for a second and then manages to get hold of it and then is pushed into his own goal."

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