Report: Premier League ‘happy’ with Saturday VAR trials
Video Assistant Referee was used behind the scenes in five Saturday kickoffs in the Premier League, with the BBC reporting that the results were positive.
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Five decisions went under the proverbial microscope in the quintet of 10 a.m. ET matches, though only one would’ve been overturned had the VAR been in touch with the on-field officials.
That was a Leroy Sane goal ruled no good for offside, as the Man City man was reportedly deemed just onside in what could’ve been a four-goal win over Fulham. It went 3-0 to the champions.
Four other decisions, including an awarded penalty to Bournemouth, were correctly given and would not have been overturned by VAR.
VAR will be in play for the FA Cup and League Cup this seasons in all matches at Premier League stadia.