Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has responded angrily following 0-0 draw with Leicester City.
Wolves’ Conor Coady told the Mirror, “We are going to have to play with our hands chopped off in future.” After watching VAR stop his team-mates celebrations, when they thought they’d scored against Leicester.
VAR took centre stage once again.
An out swinging corner from Wolves Joao Moutinho was met by the head of Leander Dendoncker. The ball came off defender Wily Boly, dropped back to Dendoncker, who tucked the bouncing ball past Leicester’s sprawling keeper.
Much like Gabriel Jesus and Manchester City on Saturday, Dendoncker and his Wolves team-mates ran off celebrating.
VAR had other ideas however. After a lengthy review and to the bemusement of many in the stadium, Wolves’ goal was disallowed.
According to VAR and now the referee, the ball came off a not-looking Wily Boly’s arm and back to the goalscorer.
COADY DOESN’T CARE.
Despite the new technology technically being right (as with Raheem Sterling and Manchester City), Wolves’ Coady didn’t care:
“If that is not a goal there is a problem. No-one appealed for it… Common sense is Boly is not looking at the ball and not put his hand in the way to knock it down for himself and then shoot.”
With it being just the first weekend of the new Premier League season, VAR has already came under some scrutiny from pundits and players alike. With many expecting a revamp as we find new issues.
Either way, it is going to be a learning curve. With this reporter expecting to see more controversy in the coming weeks.
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