14 Nov

VAR rules out Mata goal for offside

first_imgHuddersfield Town v Manchester United VAR strikes again! Man Utd denied as Mata goal deemed offside Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:42 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Manchester United VAR disallowed goal Gareth Copley/Getty Images Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Manchester United Huddersfield Town FA Cup Videos The attacker thought he had doubled Manchester United’s lead against Huddersfield only to be declared offside on review Video Assistant Refereeing has struck again and this time Juan Mata and Manchester United will feel the victims.Mata appeared to double Manchester United’s lead against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup just before half-time, after he took an Ashley Young pass, rounded goalkeeper Jonas Lossel and finished off the chance.AdChoices广告However, the celebrations proved premature as referee Kevin Friend consulted the VAR, who deemed Mata to be offside, ruling out the goal. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The decision looked to be an extremely close one, with Mata quite possibly just level with the defender. Should this goal have stood?VAR ruled out Mata’s goal for offside just before halftime. https://t.co/nMyg8PrVDp— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) February 17, 2018 “That was a shambles””There is no way you can say that is offside”@mrjakehumphrey, @RobbieSavage8 and Paul Scholes have been left baffled by VAR  pic.twitter.com/yafIwCwZU1— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 17, 2018Mata had already contributed to United’s advantage, delivering the assist for Romelu Lukaku’s third-minute opener.Earlier in the week in the build-up to the game, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho spoke on VAR and deferred to referees on whether it was a good thing or bad thing.“When people ask us if we like it, if we don’t like it, if we agree with it or don’t agree with it, I think honestly it’s a question for the referees,” Mourinho told MUTV.“They want to perform the best they can, they don’t like to make mistakes. And sometimes they make mistakes because it’s a human mistake and you cannot go over it unless you have some technological support. So, if the referees are happy with that technological support, then yes, let’s go for the VAR. I think, from my perspective, I like the feeling.” He also believed the system will be improved upon as it gets used, noting there are issues with it at the current time.“Of course, they need adjustments,” he said. “They need to make sure that they don’t change the dynamic of the game too much, the emotion of the game too much – people waiting a couple of minutes to know if they can jump [and celebrate] because it was a goal.“But, from my professional perspective, I like the feeling of a right decision is coming. It’s a penalty or not a penalty, it’s handball or not handball, it’s a red card or not a red card. I think a fair decision is a feeling that I like.”United goalkeeper David de Gea, who was rested for the game, offered his response to Mata’s goal being disallowed on Twitter.😳— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) February 17, 2018Fuming pic.twitter.com/Q185UOcDSG— The Belgian Zidane (@TheFellainiLife) February 17, 2018Dave save the world from VAR please.— Jake (@JakeSkinner98) February 17, 2018Mourinho’s side did double their lead 10 minutes into the second half when Alexis Sanchez set up Lukaku for the Belgian striker’s second goal of the game. They went on to win by a 2-0 scoreline, sending the Red Devils to the FA Cup quarter-finals.last_img

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