In a season strewn with controversies about technology during matches, there was more controversy about a controversial decision, when the Premier League resumed with Sheffield United being denied what seemed to be a clear goal at Aston Villa.
Before getting the ball over the line Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland flapped at a risky left-wing inswing cross when teammate Keinan Davis was bumping into him.
As replays seemed to show the ball had crossed the line comfortably, fans and pundits were baffled and commentators questioned why a VAR check had not been carried out.
Former England and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted: “I’m thinking, ‘why have they not done that?’ Goalline technology is normally perfect. You trust it.
We’ve actually heard that the referee was told it was a goal while he was in the dressing room at half-time,” claims Daily Mail.
With referee Michael Oliver, visiting manager Chris Wilder was seen remonstrating in the tunnel at half-time as the United boss attempted to ascertain whether speculation had failed that the technology that tells the referee when the ball crossed the line through his watch.