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VAR Controversy As Fans Think Edinson Cavani Was Clearly Offside For Marcus Rashford's Last-Gasp Winner

Josh Lawless

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VAR Controversy As Fans Think Edinson Cavani Was Clearly Offside For Marcus Rashford's Last-Gasp Winner

Manchester United's last-gasp winner against West Ham was shrouded in controversy as fans felt Edinson Cavani was "clearly" offside.

All three United substitutes combined in the dying embers, with Anthony Martial playing in Cavani, who put it on a plate for Marcus Rashford to break the deadlock with just 26 seconds remaining on the clock.


There was an offside VAR check for the move but the goal stood and United moved into the top four with a huge late win.

But images of Cavani have caused a serious stir as many believe the Uruguayan was edging offside in the move:

After getting the benefit of the doubt in the tight offside call, United are now into the top four for the first time since October and sit one point ahead of today's opponents West Ham, who they have a game in hand over.

Match-winner Rashford was confident the goal would not be chalked off and admits the victory could be a crucial one at the end of the season.

"It is obviously an important goal and such late on is an amazing feeling," Rashford told BBC Match of the Day.

"We have to use that winning feeling. We could have been a bit better on the ball but managed to get the goal we needed and can use that as motivation now.

"When there are two teams so close together in the table, both are fighting to be in front of one another and today we managed to get there. We are sitting fourth now, some teams have games to play, but it is nice to be in that position.

"The wins are what's important, when you get wins, consecutive wins, you can really start to go on a run and that is what gives everyone confidence.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Premier League

Topics: Manchester United, West Ham United, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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