Balogun questions VAR ruling in Manchester United draw vs Liverpool


The Senegal star thought he had cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s opener to draw Jurgen Klopp’s men level at but it was adjudged to be handball
Brighton and Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun is far from happy after seeing Sadio Mane’s equaliser for Liverpool against
Manchester United ruled out for handball.
A late effort from Adam Lallana rescued a point for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they settled for a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s Premier League fixture.
It was an eventful first-half at Old Trafford with both teams finding the back of the net but the VAR took centre stage after allowing a goal and disallowing the other.
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After consulting the VAR, Marcus Rashford’s opener in the 36th minute was allowed to stand by referee Martin Atkinson in the intriguing encounter despite what appeared to be a foul in the buildup.
A few minutes later, Mane scored the equaliser for Liverpool but it was chalked off for handball after the technology review.
In his reaction to the judgement, Balogun made a case for the Senegal international and why his goal should have stood.
“How’s that a handball?? Seriously??? Bounces off his thigh against his hand, which is nowhere near an unnatural position, especially if you consider that he has to “fight” the defender off,” Balogun tweeted.
Leon Balogun
How’s that a handball?? Seriously?? Bounce his thigh against his hand, which is no wher near an unnatural position, esepceillay if yo consider that the has to “fight” the defender
18 5:20 PM – Oct 20, 2019
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Oluwashina Okeleji @oluwa
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Leon Balogun
These hand ball decisions are a part of the game that aaaalways will be heavily discussed – not as reasonable as we do now though
But for me this situation is not a handball, regardless of who I’m rooting for.
6:30 PM – Oct 20, 2019
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john KJ idehai @kj_hova · 7h
Replying to @LeonBalogun @oluwashina
Herein is the subjectivity of laws, our interpretations of the fine margins tend to defer. I see your point thou.
The first 45 minutes ended with Manchester United benefitting from the technology, but Liverpool continued their push for an equaliser after the restart and were finally rewarded in the 85th minute.
Lallana benefitted from Andrew Robertson’s cross to stretch the Reds’ unbeaten run to nine games in the English top-flight this season.

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