Leicester Denied Stonewall Penalty For Guendouzi's Pull On Soyuncu
Leicester were left furious after being denied what looked like a clear penalty against Arsenal despite a VAR review.
Caglar Soyuncu seemed to be pulled back by Matteo Guendouzi in the first half of the Premier League clash on Saturday night.
Guendouzi looked to have dragged the Foxes defender back by his shoulder and Leicester players all turned to referee Chris Kavanagh.
VAR says no penalty! :grimacing:
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The referee waved away the appeals, but the decision went to VAR moments later and TV replays showed what looked to be a clear foul.
But no goal was given by the technology, leaving fans in the stadium and TV viewers perplexed.
VAR caused more controversy on Saturday when Sheffield United's equaliser against Tottenham was chalked off for offside.
How has that foul by Guendouzi not been given as a penalty by VAR?
I'm an Arsenal fan and even I can't believe it
- Simon Clare (@SiClare) November 9, 2019
One replay was enough to see that that was a penalty on Soyuncu. Not given, of course, but they'll spend 3 minutes playing with their silly offside lines to try and rule out goals. Weird.
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 9, 2019
Gary Lineker led the outrage on social media, tweeting: "One replay was enough to see that that was a penalty on Soyuncu.
"Not given, of course, but they'll spend 3 minutes playing with their silly offside lines to try and rule out goals. Weird."
Another tweet read: "How has that foul by Guendouzi not been given as a penalty by VAR? I'm an Arsenal fan and even I can't believe it."
Leicester eased to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium to move up to second in the Premier League.
Angry Arsenal fans chanted "sacked in the morning" towards their own manager Unai Emery from the away end at the King Power Stadium.