VAR is good for football. It gives the referee a much needed helping hand when it comes to making big decisions and in theory should almost eradicate any type of human error in the game.
Many decisions are still objective, but at least they are given the opportunity to make the correct one. Despite this, refereeing mistakes have not stopped.
Burnley were on the wrong end of a questionable call this afternoon, and it cost them a point. Sean Dyche's side were trailing 2-1 at Leicester when Chris Wood's effort was turned into his own net by Jonny Evans.
Evans was furious, as he felt that Wood had tripped him up and stopped him from clearing the ball. Replays are not conclusive, although it does look like the Northern Ireland international was clipped slightly.
(The incident will play automatically when you click on the video below.)
You could argue that Evans wouldn't have got to the ball anyway and that the goal should have stood. That was certainly the opinion of Sean Dyche.
Speaking after the game, he said while he is a fan of VAR, this goal should not have been disallowed (h/t Lancs Live):
There is someone sitting watching on a screen, like I have just done, through 15 different views, slow motion, fast motion and with no emotion to the game.
I find it incredible that after that you manage to find that that is not a goal. I have seen it back probably 12 times from different angles.
Chris Wood doesn't change his running gait, his eyes are only on the ball. He has not looked down to trip the fella, he has run in, in a natural motion.
He does catch the heel of Johnny Evans, who is never going to get it in a million years, I would be amazed if he got that, in fact he wouldn't. And then somehow that was not a goal and I don't know why it is not...
The biggest fact is that he is never going to get the ball.
He can think a lot of things but unless he is the quickest footballer on the planet, which I doubt he is, I don't think he is going to get it.
And having played that position you know when you are done.