Another Premier League weekend and another VAR controversy, this time in the Everton vs Arsenal game with a decision that even Sky Sports co-commentator, Gary Neville, found confusing.
Gabriel Martinelli had shown the Toffees defence a clean pair of heels and as Neville noted, he’d finished in a way that was reminiscent of Thierry Henry in his pomp.
The goal looked perfectly legitimate until VAR decided to overrule it, but the angle that they were appearing to use looked like it had an Everton player still playing the visitors onside.
Notwithstanding that the last touch before Martinelli’s was from the hosts, even if one could potentially argue that it wasn’t an intentional one.
There’s certainly enough doubt to make the decision another huge talking point for referees chief, Howard Webb.
“Even I’m a little confused!” ?
Arsenal thought they had taken the lead but it’s ruled out for offside! ?? pic.twitter.com/t2oiFLAy8y
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 17, 2023
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