VAR controversy as Newcastle fans think Alexander Isak was onside for disallowed goal against Liverpool
Isak put the Magpies ahead on Merseyside with a well-taken finish on his debut for the club, after joining in a £63m move from Real Sociedad last week.
The Sweden international thought he had a second when he superbly beat two Liverpool defenders before firing past Alisson early in the second half.
But the goal was ruled out by VAR for an offside in the build-up, with replays appearing to show Isak marginally ahead of final defender Joe Gomez.
Just five minutes later, Liverpool found an equaliser through Roberto Firmino before second-half substitute Fabio Carvalho scored a dramatic winner for the home side in the 98th minute of the match.
Newcastle fans on social media believe VAR was wrong to disallow Isak's second goal, believing the 22-year-old attacker should have been given the advantage on such a marginal call.
Alexander Isak was *this close* to an Anfield brace... 🤏 pic.twitter.com/Tkij86THbD— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2022
"Isak didn't look offside to me," wrote one fan on Twitter.
Another added: "Nowhere near offside..."
While a third wrote: "Isak was onside VAR did a good job though zooming out to the moon to hide it."
Isak was onside VAR did a good job though zooming out to the moon to hide it. #NUFC— Savage (@Savage29492304) August 31, 2022
Am I the only one thinking that if Isak had been a #lfc player instead of #nufc Var would have drawn that line a Nana second earlier to show that the forward was marginally onside. #nufc never get a tight VAR decision against the ‘big 6’— oldramma (@ramsey_ian) August 31, 2022
Can’t lie, Marcus Rashford’s goal against Liverpool looked more offside than this Isak one that was ruled out for Newcastle at Anfield tonight.— Owen 🔰 (@OwenUnitedView) August 31, 2022
I thought “thicker lines” for VAR were going to be implemented this season too? 🤔#LIVNEW pic.twitter.com/Dyir2mJgPl
That’s never offside— A Mkn (@A_mkn_) August 31, 2022
Victory for Liverpool moves them up to fifth in the Premier League, two points outside the Champions League places.
Newcastle, meanwhile, remain 11th in the table.
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