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VAR Controversy Dominates The First Half Of Burnley Vs Manchester Unied

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VAR Controversy Dominates The First Half Of Burnley Vs Manchester Unied

VAR has caused controversy in the Premier League once again - with Burnley vs Manchester United being stopped for nearly five minutes.

United left-back Luke Shaw challenged Johann Berg Gudmundsson in his own half before United went off on the counter.

Clarets defender Robbie Brady then hauled down Edinson Cavani who was clear on goal and United players protested for a red card.

Referee Kevin Friend was then urged to check VAR and play was stopped for almost five minutes at Turf Moor.

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Both players could've seen red for their challenges, but Brady escaped without punishment and Shaw was given a booking.

Minutes later, United captain Harry Maguire thought he'd given his side the lead with a towering header.

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But it was ruled out after the England international was judged to have fouled Erik Pieters, with no VAR used.

Fans have reacted to the action and they haven't been impressed with VAR's intervention.


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The game is 0-0 at half-time. United know avoiding defeat will take them top of the Premier League ahead of Liverpool.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man U, Premier League, Burnley, VAR

Daniel Marland
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