Sheff Utd boss Wilder fumes over VAR ‘disgrace’ that ruled out Blades goal

first_imgMauricio Pochettino speaks about needing time to build a squad after Spurs draw 1-1 with Sheffield United CHRIS WILDER called for a major review of VAR after Jon Moss failed to follow the Premier League’s OWN guidelines to deny Sheffield United a famous victory.After video ref Moss controversially ruled out a Blades goal at Tottenham following FOUR MINUTES of analysis.2 Chris Wilder was proud of his team’s performance… but fuming with VARCredit: EPAAnd, after the 1-1 draw, Blades boss Wilder said: “I’m 100 per cent sick of talking about VAR.“We went to a Premier League meeting on Thursday to discuss VAR and they told us that any offside had to be clear and obvious.“Well, this wasn’t clear and obvious because there seems to be confusion about whether the Tottenham player’s armpit was ahead of John Lundstram’s big toe.“There’s no doubt that VAR is here to stay but certain aspects it are spoiling the game and we need to have a big look at it in the summer.“I’ve been in the game since I was 16 and some of the decisions this season have left me scratching my head.“There was for us also confusion as to when is the reset. Lundstram has crossed from the right, the ball has come back out, we’ve attacked down the left side and then they rule offside from the first cross.“What really disappoints me is the talking point should be how my team went toe- to-toe with the Champions League finalists in their own backyard but all we’re speaking about is VAR.”Lundstram’s toe led to David McGoldrick’s ‘goal’ being disallowed two minutes after Son Heung-min’s opener. But the official VAR image appeared to show Lundstram was played ONSIDE by the head and shoulder of Eric Dier.2 David McGoldrick’s ‘goal’ was disallowed by VAR after FOUR minutesCredit: GettyEven Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “For me the referee must be the boss on the pitch but with VAR he isn’t.“It’s difficult to accept and I understand Chris is not happy with that goal being disallowed. I empathise with Sheffield United.”Former Premier League ref and SunSport expert Mark Halsey said: “Is this system fit for purpose? At the moment you have to say it isn’t.“The buck stops with Mike Riley. The Premier League is being undermined by the implementation of VAR.“The camera angles we are seeing need to be parallel with the offside incident — that was not the case here.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spot“Also, the offside occurred in the previous phase of play so it should not have been checked.”Wilder added: “My heart was in my mouth every time they went to VAR.“I’m just glad our ‘second’ goal was given.”last_img read more