Fans react to Man United’s win over Chelsea amid VAR controversy

By Joshua Ondeke: Tuesday, February 18th 2020 at 10:12 GMT +3 | Premier League
Anthony Martial set the Red Devils on their way (Image: COURTESY)

Manchester United gave themselves hope of playing in the Champions League next season after a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea.

Headers from Anthony Martial and captain Harry Maguire ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s earned three crucial points in race for the EPL top four position.

Chelsea on the other side were left furious after having two goals ruled out by VAR, first a Kurt Zouma header after a suspected push on Brandon Williams and then an Olivier Giroud strike for offside.

VAR system, made more headlines once again after two England international Maguire escaped sanction for a kick on Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard was left fuming after the two controversial VAR decisions consigned the Blues to defeat against Manchester United.

‘Harry Maguire should have been sent off, that's clear, and that obviously changes the game,’ said Lampard, who's side also had an Olivier Giroud goal chalked off by VAR for a marginal offside.

Get the latest sports news updates. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting 'SPORTS' to 22840.

Maguire however, insisted he did not deliberately kick Batshuayi, ‘I knew I caught him, I thought he was gonna fall on me,” said Maguire

‘The natural reaction was to try and hold him up, it wasn’t a kick out, no intent.

‘I did catch him, but it’s the right decision in the end. I didn’t have any intent to hurt him or kick him. I’ve got studs on the end of my boots so it makes it worse but I apologised to him.’ He added

Following the VAR controversy, football fanatics and a section of the fan base took to social media to criticise the decisions. 

Here sre some reactions captured by GameYetu: 





For More of This and Other Sports Stories Subscribe to the Standard Epaper