VAR drama as Michael Oliver overturns injury-time Aston Villa penalty to safe Brighton victory, regardless of initially giving spot-kick


Brighton beat Aston Villa by advantage of some weird late VAR drama at Villa Park on Saturday.

The Seagulls led 2-1 and seemed to have conceded a penalty in harm time, just for referee Michael Oliver to finish up overruling his unique choice.

Oliver’s determined he bought it fallacious to start with, a lot to the confusion of some followers

The match started with Villa struggling an early set again as Ross Barkley went off with what seemed like a hamstring harm after solely 5 minutes.

Issues bought worse for the hosts after they fell behind shortly afterwards.

The aim was in opposition to the run of play after 12 minutes as Danny Welbeck was performed in by Adam Lallana and rounded off a powerful run with a beautiful lofted end.

Villa responded properly to falling behind however they had been unable to make a breakthrough earlier than half time. Welbeck’s aim separated the perimeters on the break as Brighton lead 1-Zero at Villa Park.

Welbeck was delighted together with his opener
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Villa bought again on stage phrases
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The hosts equalised proper initially of the second interval.

Traore put a superb ball into the field from a free-kick and Ezri Konsa, timing his run to perfection, slid in to show it house with an outstretched foot.

Brighton had been quickly again in entrance, although.

Pascal Gross switched play to the left flank, selecting out March with a raking move. March then curled a nice shot past Martinez and into the far nook of the web.

March put the Seagulls in entrance once more
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Brighton had been comfortably defending their lead, nevertheless it all threatened to go fallacious within the closing phases.

Tariq Lamptey was despatched off in harm time for 2 bookable challenges on John McGinn after which Jack Grealish.

Lamptey had not even taken his seat on the bench earlier than Villa had been then awarded a penalty after March was adjudged to have introduced down Trezeguet.

Nevertheless, referee Michael Oliver reversed his choice after consulting VAR and viewing it once more on the monitor.

The penalty was overturned

BT co-commentator Martin Keown was baffled and reacted by saying: “It must be a penalty.

“That’s unbelievable, I’m dumbfounded by that. He will get the ball, however the comply with by takes out his opponent.

“Anyplace else on the pitch and that’s a free kick certainly.”

The sport completed 2-1 to Brighton.