Arsenal Fans Are Furious That Diogo Jota's First Liverpool Goal Was Not Ruled Out
The Gunners fell to a 3-1 defeat at Anfield on Monday night and Jota netted in the 87th minute to secure victory.
He cushioned the ball with his chest just outside the area and fired a shot into the bottom left corner.
But some camera angles make the ball look like it brushes the Portuguese winger's arm as he attempts to control it.
EVERY. SINGLE. ANGLE. :heart_eyes:
Enjoy @DiogoJota18's beautiful debut goal... pic.twitter.com/NT58Viw7ep
- Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 28, 2020
VAR did not intervene to check the goal and after a weekend of handball controversy, fans were angry with the lack of consistency.
I'm lost now....how is that not a handball by Jota then?
- Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) September 28, 2020
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Liverpool deserve to have the goal on balance of play, however that is a handball by Jota. But nothing will be given. And once again, I'm not surpised. We're competing not only against the other teams, but also the officiating.
- LTArsenal:tm: (@ltarsenal) September 28, 2020
Liverpool schooled us tonight. They were the better side by a country mile. However, it's hard to accept the state of Premier League referring, yet again. Mane's elbow on Tierney should have been a red. He stayed on and scored. Jota handball. Goal given. Shambles. #LIVARS #afc pic.twitter.com/gZBklQ0zjT
- Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) September 28, 2020
where is VAR? Liverpool is at it again with so much conspiracy, Jota's goal is a handball...
Mane #LIVARS Diego Jota Auba pic.twitter.com/lFTaQxIXLX
- Preye pizzi (@preyepizzi) September 28, 2020
Arsenal took a shock lead in the first half after an Andy Robertson mistake allowed Alexandre Lacazette to bundle home.
Their lead would only last for three minutes however as Sadio Mane equalised from close range.
Robertson made up for his mistake later in the half as he put Liverpool ahead from a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross, before Jota's late strike made it three Premier League wins out of three for the defending champions.
Liverpool were good value for their victory and Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville called it one of "the most complete performances of the season."
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