Wednesday 18 September 2019

'I'd knock VAR on the head' - Danny Murphy calls on Premier League to scrap video assistant

A VAR check decides Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling’s third goal is disallowed at the London Stadium (PA)
A VAR check decides Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling’s third goal is disallowed at the London Stadium (PA)

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy wants VAR to be scrapped.

The Premier League welcomed the Video Assistant Referee system on its opening weekend, with the new technology providing several talking points.

Manchester City and Wolves each had a goal disallowed by VAR, although City's luck evened out at West Ham when their later penalty was retaken having been saved.

"Something doesn't feel right at the moment when we're watching football," Murphy told TalkSPORT.

Danny Murphy has called for the scrapping of the Video Assistant Referee
Danny Murphy has called for the scrapping of the Video Assistant Referee

"I know the majority of what VAR did at the weekend was good - corrected some decisions that would not have been - but if you gave me the choice I'd knock VAR on the head.

"I agree with the Wolves manager (Nuno Espirito Santo). Two minutes celebrating, then you take away that joy. Then the other fans are celebrating a non-goal."

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