A shove on Mo Salah, just prior to De Cordova-Reid’s brilliant opener, was overlooked by VAR, with the technology not finding any offence worth investigating.
VAR had previously backed the Reds when Fabinho upended Ivan Cavaleiro in Liverpool’s box – but after consulting the screen, referee Andre Marriner determined that the No.3 had touched the ball, giving away a corner.
It’s yet another remarkable demonstration of the technology’s sheer inconsistency, with VAR somehow missing the very definition of a ‘clear and obvious’ error on Fulham’s part, as Salah was pushed in the back whilst tracking the flight of the ball.
Some will undoubtedly excuse this challenge as just a symptom of football’s status as a ‘contact’ sport – however, we fail to see how the challenge was above board, with two hands placed on the forward’s back to move him out of position.
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