VAR Controversy Strikes Again During Sheffield United Vs. Manchester City
VAR was again the talking point during Sheffield United vs. Manchester City as Gabriel Jesus saw his penalty saved by Dean Henderson.
City were awarded a penalty after Riyad Mahrez was brought down in the box, but the visitors failed to score as Henderson brilliantly denied Jesus.
Jesus penalty denied by Dean Henderson!!! :red_circle::white_circle:
Stutter fools no-one, perfect height...Bramall Lane erupts:astonished: pic.twitter.com/2SpNA9zYhJ
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 21, 2020
But the Sheffield United keeper was off his line as he stopped Jesus' strike with fans on social media asking why VAR wasn't used to check encroachment.
"How far off his line does he want to be," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Keeper off his line though?"
A third added: "GK a yard off his goal line. No mention of a VAR review."
but dean henderson was off his line, no VAR check?
- morris mk (@velvetsno) January 21, 2020
Dean Henderson off his line for the penalty save. No retake. VAR is meant for Liverpool. #mufc
- Rodney (@92ManUnited) January 21, 2020
VAR in the premier league is stupid. Dean Henderson was off his line. That's unfair :rage::rage:
- Tokyo's bf (@i__amchris) January 21, 2020
Dean Henderson was MILES off his line on the penalty save and it didn't even go to VAR for a retake. What's the point?
- Harry (@Harry8__) January 21, 2020
Once again VAR controversy!!!!
Why is VAR not reviewing Dean Henderson coming way off his line to save that pen!
The inconsistencies in VAR decisions be too much!!!!!!!
- Contraputal 7th :musical_keyboard: (@SirMorthy) January 21, 2020
honestly var making sure Liverpool's competitors don't close the gap. Dean Henderson was off the line
- cristianOMata (@OmShah484) January 21, 2020
City went onto beat United 1-0 thanks to a second half strike from Sergio Aguero.