Maybe VAR isn't the death of football after all 📺

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

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VAR has been one of the main talking points of the weekend in the Premier League yet again.

After the debacle of Brighton’s disallowed goal in the 1-0 defeat to West Brom yesterday, the shouts about how the technology was out in full force yet again.

But, the first half of the Leicester v Arsenal game has suggested that maybe VAR isn’t all … bad.

Leicester City 1
Arsenal 3
Full time

Firstly, referee Paul Tierney had awarded the Gunners a penalty when Nicolas Pépé had seemingly been fouled by Wilfried Ndidi inside the box but after a second look the decision was rightly overturned as the incident took place outside the area.

Arsenal fans were not to worry as they got their penalty in first half stoppage time when Ndidi was involved again – this time handling a shot at goal.

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VAR referred Tierney to the pitch side monitor where it became clear that Mikel Arteta’s side should’ve been awarded a penalty.

Maybe VAR isn’t the bad guy after all.