Man Utd lost a penalty again because of the referee and VAR in the Premier League?
On the evening of September 30, MU welcomed Crystal Palace at home in round 7 of the Premier League. The home team is rated higher in terms of form as they just defeated their opponents 3-0 in the League Cup in midweek.
But a surprise happened in the 26th minute when midfielder Joachim Andersen scored on Onana’s net to open the score for Palace at Old Trafford. MU then pressed forward to find an equalizer but proved extremely deadlocked.
Unfortunately, even in the dark, coach Ten Hag’s team also lost a penalty because of the referee’s decision. That was an аttаck situation in the 59th minute, captain Bruno Fernandes crossed to the far left post for Rashford, but the ball had previously touched Palace defender Joel Ward.
Palace defender Joel Ward let the ball touch his hand while trying to block MU’s аttаck attempt (screenshot)
However, the referee did not give any signal. The home players then immediately surrounded the black-shirted king to complain about the situation where they should have received a penalty.
Even VAR then seemed to have some advice for referee Chris Kavanagh but none seemed to think it was a handball. Accordingly, MU’s chance to equalize on the penalty spot also disappeared.
This is not the first time MU has had a disadvantage in penalty situations in the Premier League. Previously, in the 0-2 loss to Tottenham in round 2, Garnacho even kicked the ball and clearly touched midfielder Romero’s hand, but the referee still refused to blоw a penalty.
Returning to the match, despite trying hard to аttаck, MU still could not penetrаte Palace’s net. Losing the final 0-1 at home, the Red Devils were surpassed by their opponents in the rankings and dropped to 10th place with only 9 points after 7 matches.