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Aston Villa’s Twitter Immediately Reacts To VAR Ruling Out Penalty Call Against Southampton

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Aston Villa’s Twitter Immediately Reacts To VAR Ruling Out Penalty Call Against Southampton

Aston Villa acknowledged how lucky they were to escape a penalty against Southampton after the club's Twitter account responded to the VAR controversy.

Southampton welcomed Villa to St Mary's for their Premier League clash on Saturday, with the home side denied a penalty early into the first half.

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Danny Ings managed to flick the ball past a defender with a superb bit of play before pulling the ball back to Stuart Armstrong.

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The 28-year-old Southampton midfielder then saw his shot blocked by Matty Cash's arm, with the Saints calling for a penalty.

VAR stepped in to check the incident, but to the surprise of many fans, the appeal was woven away and Southampton were denied a penalty.

Villa's Twitter account provided fans with an update of the scoreline, but they had to include the emoji of a grinning face with sweat.

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The Premier League club tweeted: "10 ' Saints' appeals for a penalty are turned away by VAR after a review of @mattycash622's block."

While VAR might have ruled in Villa's favour, baffled fans took to Twitter to slam the tech over its inconsistency and 'ridiculous' decision in the match.

"How was that not a penalty? Southampton robbed. VAR refs are shocking," one fan said.

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While another Twitter user posted: "That's got to be one of the worst decisions this season and there's been a few! Absolutely stonewall penalty."

And a third wrote: "Absolute joke -- how is that not a penalty? Deliberate, though instinctive, arm movement towards the ball. What the f**k are the VAR people watching?"

A fourth added: "Definite penalty for Southampton and red card for Cash. VAR is a complete joke."

Southampton and Villa are currently 0-0 at St Mary's.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Twitter

Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Football, Southampton, Premier League

Adnan Riaz
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