Soccer

VAR harshly erases Sheffield United equalizer vs. Tottenham Hotspur

VAR harshly erases Sheffield United equalizer vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Another weekend in the English Premier League, another controversial VAR decision. 

Sheffield United appeared to equalize against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, thanks to David McGoldrick's 59th-minute tap-in. McGoldrick was onside for his goal, but his teammate was not, according to the ensuing VAR check. 

After a review lasting 3 minutes and 47 seconds, the Blades were determined to be offside in the build-up. Barely. 

Sheffield United have a right to be upset. Not only could you argue that Tottenham defender Eric Dier's shoulder appeared to play George Baldock onside, but the margin by which Baldock was offside also was by no means definitive.

[RELATED: Pulisic scores again but injures hip in Chelsea win]

The Blades, who dominated much of Saturday's match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, ultimately equalized in the 78th minute. VAR, this time, upheld the goal. 

Sheffield United could've moved into sole possession of fifth place with a win Saturday, but the Blades had to settle with sharing it, thanks to VAR. 

Brighton-Wolves live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

wolvesstream.jpg
USATSI

Brighton-Wolves live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

Wolverhampton Wanderers have a window of opportunity to make the Champions League.

Thanks to Chelsea's loss away to Everton on Saturday, Wolves can cut the gap to fourth place down to just three points. While they won't play the Blues until May, a three-point gap with 22 games remaining is plenty manageable for Nuno Esp√≠rito Santo's side.

But first, Wolverhampton need to beat Brighton on Sunday. The Seagulls just beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates midweek, and results breaking Brighton's way could facilitate a move up into the top half of the English Premier League table. 

[RELATED: Video shows fans' racist abuse late in Manchester Derby]

Here's how to watch Sunday's Brighton-Wolves match online and on TV. 

When: Sunday Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports

Aston Villa-Leicester City live stream: Watch Premier League game online

leicesterstreamap.jpg
AP

Aston Villa-Leicester City live stream: Watch Premier League game online

If there is going to be an English Premier League title race, it's on Leicester City. 

The Foxes entered Sunday 11 points back of league-leading Liverpool, and Manchester City's loss to rival Manchester United on Saturday effectively ended City's quest for a three-peat. That leaves Leicester as Liverpool's lone remaining title challenger, and an eight-point deficit at this point might yet be too much to overcome. 

It doesn't help that Aston Villa stands in the way. The newly-promoted side narrowly lost to Chelsea midweek, and the Villans drew Manchester United at Old Trafford days before that. Jack Grealish's return to the lineup has reinvigorated Villa, and they can make a statement in their bid to stay up with a win over the Premier League's happiest surprise. 

[RELATED: Video shows fans' racist abuse late in Manchester Derby]

Here's how to watch Sunday's Aston Villa-Leicester City match live online and on TV. 

When: Sunday Dec. 8 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports