The Prem table if VAR errors hadn’t cheated Utd, City, Spurs and Co out of points

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED, City and Tottenham are just a few of the teams hard done by with VAR decisions this season.While the video replay system has cleared up doubt with a number of key decisions, the pendulum has violently swung between pernickety fiddling on minor infringements and blasé shrugs at clear fouls.3 SunSport’s Martin Lipton reviewed every major VAR decision – and non-decisions – so far this season before making his call on what SHOULD have happened. This is how the table would look if those calls had been made.Stonewall penalties such as Jamal Lascelles’ cleverly disguised pull down on Harry Kane should have been caught by the slow-motion review, which has preferred to crack the whip on attackers flicking the ball as it pings across the box.Offsides are now measured by the millimetre to ensure a very exact level of fairness – hard to argue with in theory but a little tedious in the heat of the moment.VAR OVERTURNSWest Ham v Man City: Jesus goal disallowed, Aguero missed penalty retaken and scoredScore without VAR: 0-5Leicester v Wolves: Dendoncker goal disallowedScore without VAR: 0-1Brighton v West Ham: Trossard goal disallowedScore without VAR: 2-1Man City v Spurs: Jesus goal disallowedScore without VAR: 3-2Norwich v Chelsea: Zouma goal disallowedScore without VAR: 2-4The most momentous decision in the opening four weeks saw Manchester City have a late winner over Spurs ruled out because of Aymeric Laporte’s acute handball.Brighton and Wolves have also had winning goals taken off them, while strikes to make victories more comfortable were stripped off City and Chelsea.But it is the unfairly missed decisions that are most galling.The ‘clear and obvious’ error rule with penalty fouls is being interpreted with incredibly high standards.MISSED VAR OVERRULESMan City v Spurs: Lamela concedes penalty for Rodri foulAdjusted score: 3-2Norwich v Chelsea: Stiepermann foul on Azpilicueta is a penaltyAdjusted score: 2-4Man Utd v C Palace: Martial hauled down by Kelly in boxAdjusted score: 2-2Bournemouth v Man City: Lerma clear foul on SilvaAdjusted score: 2-4Spurs v Newcastle: Lascelles brings down Kane in boxAdjusted score: 1-1West Ham v Norwich: Clear foul on Haller in the boxAdjusted score: 3-0Newcastle v Watford: Handball in lead-up to Newcastle equaliser missed by VARAdjusted score: 0-1Erik Lamela has been allowed to grab Rodri by the neck as a corner came in and Martin Kelly able to manhandle Anthony Martial as he aimed to shoot.Such was the ferocity of the foul on City midfielder Rodri, Pep Guardiola remarked that VAR had “gone for a coffee” at that point of the 2-2 draw.But the boot was on the other foot as Spurs’ equalising penalty versus Newcastle went by the wayside, showing that perhaps VAR luck will equal itself out over the season – just as we have always told ourselves regular decisions do.3Latest Football newsSILVA’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 titleLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict England, Wales and Scotland vs Belgium scores this weekend and win £100Something must soon be about to come back and bite the Magpies then, as Isaac Hayden’s handball before the leveller versus Watford was missed due to “human error”.It shows how a major flaw with VAR isn’t so much the fact we have replays but the fact humans are still in charge of them.The system still needs to develop and is certainly not going to go away – let’s just hope there is a plan to fix the kinks rather than simply being told to live with them.3 United were left furious by the decision when trailing to PalaceCredit: ReutersPep Guardiola hits out at VAR in 90 second press conference as Manchester City miss out on another penaltylast_img read more

SBVC women beat Chaffey in rematch

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – The last time the Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley College women’s basketball teams met, there was plenty of drama and controversy in a one-point Chaffey win. In Wednesday’s rematch, there was even more drama – and this time, the controversy didn’t involve a fight. “They (officials) should let the kids decide the game,” Crebbin said. “A lot of officials wouldn’t have made that call.” Chaffey coach Gary Plunkett differed. “I thought it was the right call,” he said. Horine made both free throws to tie the score, and Miller-Malloy missed hers at the other end, sending the game into OT. SBVC never trailed in OT, after forcing a couple of early Panther turnovers and holding them scoreless for the first 2 minutes and 8 seconds. The game featured a combined 51 fouls and each team had two players foul out. The first one was the Wolverines’ La’Quita Jordan, who fouled out with 10:45 to play less than 30 seconds after picking up her fourth foul. That meant starting point guard Jasmine Marshall, who was away from the team the last time the teams played, had to play the rest of the game. “It just meant she couldn’t get any rest,” Crebbin said. Marshall finished with 17 points, but the real yeoman’s effort came from Miller-Malloy, who scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. “I was really focused for this game, since Chaffey is our rival,” Miller-Malloy said. “I knew tonight I was going to rebound. I didn’t know if I was going to score.” Trailing 47-36 when Jordan fouled out, the Panthers rallied, tying the score 58-58 on a Christina Warren basked with 2:30 to play. Warren and Lillie Parks (14 rebounds) each scored 17 points to lead Chaffey and Horine added 13 points, all after halftime. Walter added 10 for SBVC. Chaffey still has a difficult game against second-place Antelope Valley in the regular season finale Saturday, but Plunkett is optimistic about his team’s postseason chances. “I feel good regardless,” Plunkett said. “But we’ve got 20 wins and a pretty good RPI. A win would’ve sealed it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chaffey couldn’t get a shot off in the final seconds, and SBVC held off Chaffey 73-70 in overtime at Snyder Gym. “I think if we would have lost, we would have been borderline, but our RPI is real good,” SBVC coach Sue Crebbin said. “I was proud of the way the kids handled it last time, and I was proud of the way they handled it tonight.” center_img SBVC (18-9 overall, 10-3 Foothill Conference) never trailed in overtime, and held on after taking the three-point lead on a Shy Walter free throw with 18.7 seconds left. Chaffey (20-9, 9-4) tried to use a double screen to set up a game-tying 3-point attempt by Jessica Thorpe or Carly Horine. But the ball was turned over with three seconds left, sealing the Wolverines’ victory. The drama in overtime was nothing compared to the drama at the end of regulation. After the Panthers tied the score 61-61 on a Horine 3-pointer with 25.8 seconds lef, the Wolverines appeared to have the game won when Rocky Miller-Malloy made a short jumper with three-tenths of a second remaining and was fouled to make it 63-61. But officials ruled someone jumped off the SBVC bench and onto the court, and assessed a technical foul. last_img read more