Manchester United played West Brom in the Premier league few days after their FA Cup win against West Ham. Scott Mctominay scored the only goal to send Manchester United through into the quarterfinal where they will face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester United clashed with West Brom at the Hawkworm Stadium with the hope of taking all the three points to close the gap on Manchester City.
Disappointedly the match didn't go as plan as the Red Devils could beat West Brom at the Hawkworm Stadium.
The game ended as a tie as both teams take a point from the game.
West Brom managed to pull off an incredible performance to take a vital point from the game while Manchester United lost two vital points that could have helped them close the gap on Manchester City.
West Brom scored a controversial goal when Mbaye Diagne overpowered Victor Lindeloff to score for West Brom. The striker has his left hand covering Victor Lindeloff face before scoring.
Manchester United players protested for a VAR recheck. VAR checked the incident several times and still awarded the goal to West Brom.
However Manchester United managed to equalize courtesy of Bruno Fernandez who finishes well to give the red devils a well-deserved equalizer before half time.
Manchester United continue to dominate the game in the second half and finally got a breakthrough when Harry Maguire was brought down by Semi Ajayi in the West Brom box 18, the referee wasted no time and pointed to the site signalling for a Man United penalty.
Bruno Fernandes who happens to be Manchester United favourite penalty taker took the ball and stepped forward to take the penalty.
However, Manchester United fans were shocked when Video Assistant Referee (VAR) overruled the centre referees call when they found out that Harry Maguire was offside before the foul leading to the penalty was committed.
Harry Maguire was slightly offside before Semi Ajayi fouled him. The VAR overruled the penalty awarded to Manchester United and also insisted that there was no much contact between Ajayi and Maguire.
While all this was happening, Bruno Fernandes was already with the ball, getting ready to take a penalty before he heard that the penalty has been called off.
A disappointed Bruno Fernandes approached the referee to have some brief conversation by giving the ball back to West Brom goalkeeper.
From the photos, Bruno Fernandes was likely telling the referee that he was unable with VAR decision as he was denied another chance to score.
Bruno Fernandes showed that he is a professional player as he settled the issue with the referee amicably without abusing him.
What do you think about this case? Is VAR right to award denied Bruno Fernandes a chance to score a penalty?
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