VAR is at it again… this time to rule out a Brighton goal after an excruciating delay.
The technology, and more specifically the people making the decisions, have come under scrutiny this weekend following a number of controversial decisions.
West Ham were denied an equaliser against Chelsea, while Newcastle also controversially denied a goal.
Now it was the turn of the Seagulls to emphasise with their pain following a lengthy decision by VAR and the on field referee.
With the game locked at 2-2, a free-kick was swung in from the left and headed out by a Leicester defender.
Alexis Mac Allister hit a rocket of a shot into the top corner for what would have been a goal of the season contender.
But in stepped VAR…
They took a number of minutes to judge if a Brighton player was offside when the Leicester defender cleared the ball.
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Even more bizarrely, the referee was asked to have a look at the incident on the monitor even though it was for an offside decision.
The goal was eventually ruled out, much to the dismay of the Brighton players.
Earlier in the match, Leicester had taken the lead inside a minute through the recalled Kelechi Iheanacho.
Solly March was dispossessed by Youri Tielemans and, after the ball was helped on by Harvey Barnes, Daka squared across goal to leave Iheanacho with a simple tap-in.
March atoned for his early error by helping Brighton level in the 10th minute.
Leandro Trossard delivered a floated cross from the left and March’s header back across goal deflected in off Foxes defender Luke Thomas.
Brighton went 2-1 ahead in the 15th minute through Moises Caicedo.
Foxes midfielder James Maddison conceded possession close to the halfway line, allowing Enock Mwepu to stride forward and slip in Caicedo, who finished emphatically into the bottom left corner.
Daka then levelled for Leicester in the 33rd minute.
Brighton eventually got their deserved third goal to put themselves back ahead when Trossard scored in the 64th minute.
Mac Allister did eventually get his goal as he scored from the spot in the 71st minute after Wilfred Ndidi had fouled Trossard.
He eventually added a second in added time to make it 5-2, netting a wonderful free-kick.
It increases the pressure on Brendan Rodgers, with the Foxes now with just one point from their opening six games.
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