More VAR controversy as officials miss blatant penalty for Arsenal against Burnley 1

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Arsenal had a major penalty appeal for handball turned down before seeing referee Andre Marriner award them a spot-kick which was overturned by VAR in a dramatic second half against Burnley.

More VAR controversy as officials miss blatant penalty for Arsenal against Burnley 2

The Gunners were adamant they should have been given a penalty when Nicolas Pepe played the ball against Erik Pieters’ hand in the area and they had a strong case under the current rules.

Pieters escaped without punishment on that occasion but soon after he was in the thick of the action again, blocking Pepe’s shot on the goal line with his shoulder. This time, Marriner did point to the spot and showed the defender a red card but VAR correctly overturned the decision as the ball had not hit his hand.

 

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