It’s fair to say the opening few minutes of West Ham vs Liverpool was eventful.
The midfielder swung in the ball and Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson, failed to deal with it leading to an own goal.
VAR spent a few minutes checking the goal to see if Alisson had been fouled by Angelo Ogbonna but they decided to award it.
Minutes later, VAR was checking something else.
This time, it was for Aaron Cresswell’s challenge on Jordan Henderson.
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Referee Craig Pawson didn’t give a free-kick for Cresswell’s tackle but replays showed he caught Henderson nastily with a follow-through.
However, VAR decided to give nothing.
It was certainly a controversial decision. Fortunately, Henderson was okay to continue.
VIDEO: Cresswell’s tackle on Jordan Henderson
However, just a few minutes before half-time, Liverpool were level.
They were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and Trent Alexander-Arnold curled it beautifully into the top corner after Mohamed Salah’s little layoff.
A West Ham win would move them above Liverpool into third in the Premier League as they look to continue their brilliant start to the season. They would also move level on points with Manchester City and just three behind Chelsea at the top.
Meanwhile, Liverpool would have been looking to capitalise on Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.
They went into the game knowing that a victory would put them within one point of Thomas Tuchel’s side.