It was all going so well for the Video Asisst Referee. It was called upon to rule out an Alexis Sanchez call for a marginal offside decision, doing so correctly.
However there was an incident in the second half where Ashley Young looked to have handballed following a Marcus Alonso shot, but referee Michael Oliver failed to consult VAR and the handball went unpunished:
Chelsea were not happy with the turn of events:
What is the point of VAR!!! A penalty pic.twitter.com/ztUqoxDfD6
— Shed Hender (@ShedHender) May 19, 2018
That's shocking from Michael Oliver and his crew. What is the point of VAR when referees still manage to mess things up even when they have help from replay? The problem isn't VAR, but rather the execution and referees getting calls wrong despite the help.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) May 19, 2018
How can we use VAR and STILL get it wrong, I’m baffed
— Freezy (@Calfreezy) May 19, 2018
Chelsea should have had a penalty there. Even with VAR, it's not given.
— Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) May 19, 2018
When morons and clowns are in charge of VAR it's not gonna work.. USE it if you aren't sure ffs.
— Feroze Ali (@feroze17) May 19, 2018
@BBCMOTD what’s the point of having VAR if they won’t review a blatant handball?
— Elliot (Darth Matt) (@Tf723ll1ot) May 19, 2018
So they use VAR to back up a pretty routine offside call, but not for a fairly blatant handball/pk call?
Yeah, VAR works. ?
— Andy Gillespie (@grantkirkham) May 19, 2018
On Ashley Young’s handball, isn’t that what VAR was designed for? Oliver staring straight at it too, he must have saw the handball.
— FPL Bonus Points (@BonusFPL) May 19, 2018