Video: Lucky escape for Man United as VAR ignores Harry Maguire pulling down Takehiro Tomiyasu in Arsenal defeat | OneFootball

Video: Lucky escape for Man United as VAR ignores Harry Maguire pulling down Takehiro Tomiyasu in Arsenal defeat

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Manchester United may not have had the momentum or chance to mount a second-half comeback against Arsenal if one moment in the first-half was judged by VAR.

In the first minute of first-half stoppage time, the Gunners whipped in a free-kick that potentially could’ve landed in the path of Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Whilst Gabriel Martinelli got a head to the ball first, Tomiyasu was snatched of the chance to even meet it in the air as Harry Maguire tugged his counterpart’s arm, leaving him to drop down to the floor.

Maguire secured quite the grip on the Japanese star before dragging him to the ground, but the moment was surprisingly ignored by Martin Atkinson and VAR, leaving the Gunners without a penalty that could’ve handed them the opportunity to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

Pictures from Prime Video Sport.

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It will be interesting to see whether this moment becomes a major talking point after the match, will Mikel Arteta mention it during his post-game media?

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