‘If this is a mistake, we should all go home’: Roy Keane FUMES after Edinson Cavani’s goal against Spurs is controversially ruled out after VAR assessment, Scott McTominay catching Son in the face in build-up
- Scott McTominay and Manchester United were the victims of another VAR call
- Edinson Cavani’s goal against Tottenham was disallowed before half-time
- It was ruled out after McTominay’s hand made contact with Son’s face
- Experts Roy Keane and Micah Richards said the decision was “shameful.”
Roy Keane expressed his frustration at Son Heung-min and VAR after a controversial appeal on Sunday overturned Edinson Cavani’s goal against Tottenham.
Cavani thought he’d put United ahead before half time when he held on to Paul Pogba’s pass and slipped past Hugo Lloris.
However, the goal was quashed after a VAR assessment after McTominay’s hand in the build-up made contact with Son’s face.
Edinson Cavani thought he had scored the opening goal for Manchester United at Tottenham
The goal was knocked over after Scott McTominay’s hand made contact with Son Heung-min’s face
After being advised to watch the incident on the field monitor, Chris Kavanagh ruled out United’s goal.
The decision sparked a stir among the Sky Sports experts, with United legend Keane saying: ‘I’m really amazed. If this is a violation we should all go home, it’s really bizarre. For a player like Son to roll around like that, it’s embarrassing. That cannot be a mistake.
‘To be honest [Marcus] Rashford did it two minutes earlier, both sets of players rolling around screaming. Referees are under a lot of pressure, they doubt every decision they make now, but he is clearly wrong. ‘
Chris Kavanagh made the decision after being advised to monitor the incident
The decision sparked uproar on social media with fans and pundits criticizing the decision
Micah Richards agreed with Keane, saying, “It’s embarrassing. This is no longer football. We laugh and joke but this is spoiling our game, I don’t recognize it anymore.
It’s an absolutely ridiculous decision and it spoils football. If Chris Kavanagh can go and see it again … I know VAR put doubt in his mind by sending him there and the players didn’t help him because he surrounded the referee, which was unacceptable. ‘
As Jamie Redknapp made the decision, he said, ‘What should you do, run with your arms down? Your arms are always outstretched in football, you always try to use them as leverage.
Son tries to grab him, so he just pushes him away and gives him a little tap. It’s never a mistake, it’s ridiculous. ‘
However, the Professional Game Match Officials Board backed the decision to scrap the goal, a statement on Sunday said: ‘It was not part of Scott McTominay’s natural running movement. It was careless. ‘
Son made things worse by scoring shortly after the decision and giving them the advantage
Michael Owen said the nature of the decision was “troubling” and their purpose was unjust
Nonetheless, the decision still sparked outrage on social media, with Gary Lineker taking to Twitter to say, “ It’s extraordinary how ridiculous VAR has become. Not only with their many mistakes, but that it sucks life out of the game. The revelry, which makes football so special, has been completely diluted. ‘
Rio Ferdinand also shared his frustration by saying, ‘My TV is on the patio in 100 pieces of #var’.
Son made things worse by scoring shortly after the decision, giving Tottenham the advantage.
Michael Owen said the nature of the decision was ‘concerning’ and that Tottenham’s opening goal was unjust.
He wrote: ‘Not that. Not allowing so many goals for little things. Very disturbing. And then Spurs score moments later. We haven’t heard the end of this ….. ‘
The decision proved inexpensive for United as they made a comeback in the second half to beat Spurs 3-1.