When the Premier League resumed with Sheffield United being denied what seemed to be a clear goal at Aston Villa, there was more controversy about a controversial decision in a season strewn with controversies about technology during matches.
When teammate Keinan Davis was bumping into him, Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland flapped at a risky left-wing inswing cross before getting the ball over the line.
Fans and pundits were baffled and commentators questioned why a VAR check had not been carried out as replays seemed to show the ball had crossed the line comfortably.
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.
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, visiting manager Chris Wilder was seen remonstrating in the tunnel at half-time with referee Michael Oliver.