Wolves took a deserved lead against Manchester City today in their Premier League tie at Molineux Stadium, but the manner of the goal enraged City fans.
After 57 minutes, a superb inswinging cross was met by a diving Willy Boly to flash past Ederson. However, the replay clearly showed the crucial touch came off Boly's right hand.
The incident was so abrupt that neither referee Martin Atkinson or the linesmen spotted it and Manchester City's players did not protest. Yet the replay was conclusive evidence. While it was used to almost widespread success during the World Cup, VAR does not currently exist within the Premier League and this fact frustrated many viewers.
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) August 25, 2018
Defo handball 😂😂
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) August 25, 2018
Maybe the best handball I’ve ever seen, Man City players didn’t even realize
— Para (@Paracelsus) August 25, 2018
Handball. Clear handball.
Where is VAR when you need it.
— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) August 25, 2018
Handball goal from Wolves. VAR would have sorted it.
The decision to not bring VAR into the PL this season is ridiculous...the game needs it...
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) August 25, 2018
Shame VAR never caught on.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 25, 2018
It’s a clear handbal from Willy Boly but unfortunately there is no VAR in the Premier League.
— City Watch (@City_Watch) August 25, 2018
Wolves are looking to continue the remarkable trend of promoted Championship winners beating the Premier League Champions at home - ( Newcastle v Chelsea 17/18, Burnley v Leicester City 16/17.) Aymeric Laporte scored an equaliser for Pep Guardiola's side shortly afterward to bring the sides level.