Fans are criticizing the ‘SCANDALOUS’ decision to award Liverpool a late penalty against Man United after slow-motion footage emerged showing the incident between Harvey Elliott and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

  • Liverpool were awarded a late penalty at Old Trafford, scored by Mo Salah
  • New footage has emerged showing a slow-motion replay of the incident.
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Fans took to social media to criticize the decision to award Liverpool a late penalty against Manchester United on Sunday after new footage emerged.

Luis Diaz put Jurgen Klopp’s men ahead at Old Trafford and the visitors were in complete control before Bruno Fernandes capitalized on a Jarell Quansah error to level things after half-time.

Kobbie Mainoo was the man of the moment in the 67th minute, turning to give United a surprise lead, scoring a fantastic striker.

In the final minutes of the match, Harvey Elliott appeared to have been tripped by Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the box, with the referee pointing to the spot.

However, new slow-motion footage has emerged since the match and fans are not convinced a penalty should have been awarded.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was adjudged to have fouled Harvey Elliott late in the match against Liverpool.

Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot before Mo Salah converted the late penalty.

Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot before Mo Salah converted the late penalty.

The footage, uploaded by a Man United fan, showed Wan-Bissaka engage in the challenge before Elliott punched the ball away from him before appearing to hook his foot under Wan-Bissaka’s back leg.

As the footage went viral, many fans had their say: “I didn’t see the match yesterday, but how was it?”

Another suggested Premier League referees were “incompetent” and criticized the use of VAR, which reviewed the incident but did not overturn the decision on the pitch.

“I always laugh when I think of English referees,” they began. “Many are so incompetent and sentimental, it’s funny.

“Do these guys understand what VAR is or what it is for?

The sentiment was shared by another supporter, who compared it to the late penalty Man United conceded at Chelsea on Thursday night.

They wrote: “I’ve watched this video a million times and I’ve also watched the Chelsea penalty a million times. WTF are these decisions?

“Why the hell does VAR exist if penalties like this are given!?”

Another Man United supporter has contacted the PGMOL, the body responsible for refereeing matches in English football.

When will @FA_PGMOL be held accountable for decisions like this?’ they fumed. “The three penalties against United in the last two matches are simply outrageous.”

A final fan suggested that the decision “looks worse in slow motion”, suggesting that if VAR had not shown the footage at a slower speed the penalty would not have been given.

This point opens the Premier League title race, with Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal all hoping to be crowned champions by the end of the campaign.


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