Former Wolves midfielder David Edwards has offered his view on the penalty Manchester City were awarded on Saturday.
In the Express and Star, he hit out at the decision by Jon Moss and VAR to award a spot-kick for handball against Joao Moutinho.
Raheem Sterling scored it to net his 100th Premier League goal on a day when Wolves made it one goal in six league games now.
“I still can’t get my head around the penalty decision. How on earth VAR can give a penalty there is anyone’s guess,” he wrote.
“First, Jon Moss should see it’s blatantly not hit his arm, but how the technology can’t see it is just crazy. I can’t fathom it, they came out and said there was not enough video evidence to prove the referee was wrong – but everyone else saw it! The footage clearly shows it. How they can’t overturn it is beyond me.
“Wolves can feel really let down. If it happens down the other end, against a City defender, the cynic in me says it doesn’t get given. We saw the penalties for Liverpool, City, Chelsea and United this weekend, would they have gone the other way? I’m not so sure.
“I’ve always been a big advocate of VAR. I always thought it got the big decisions right, I thought it was always the rules letting it down. But this was just so obvious, they were too proud to turn the decision.”
He has gone strong with his criticism and he will not be the only one. Wolves’ defensive resilience may well have been rewarded with a point otherwise.
This writer personally is opposed to VAR in general and it did not seem to help Wolves much on Saturday. The same old debates about decisions are still happening, only they are even more frustrating now because the technology which was meant to eradicate them is here.
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