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VAR Fails To Upgrade Raheem Sterling's Yellow Card To Red Card After Horrific Tackle On Dele Alli

Nasir Jabbar

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VAR Fails To Upgrade Raheem Sterling's Yellow Card To Red Card After Horrific Tackle On Dele Alli

Raheem Sterling was very lucky to avoid a red card after his reckless challenge on Dele Alli during Manchester City's league clash with Tottenham.

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The City star caught Alli high on his leg as match referee Mike Dean brandished a yellow card for his tackle.

The foul was then reviewed by VAR but, to the surprise of many, Sterling's yellow card was not upgraded to a red card.

Jose Mourinho cut an animated figure on the touchline after seeing the challenge for himself on the monitor. He then remonstrated with the fourth official.

VAR failing to overturn Sterling's initial caution sent social media into overdrive.

"No difference in that and Aubameyang'a red against Palace. No consistency," one social media user.

A second tweeted: "Disgusting tackle and even worse decision! Wow VAR."

A third tweeted: "Honestly how can you allow someone to continue playing after a tackle like that. Could have broke his ankle. VARCHESTER CITY."

What's your take? Let us know.

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Football News, Football, Sterling, Premier League, Alli

Nasir Jabbar
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