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Leeds United: VAR appears to have missed major incident

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Footage has emerged from Leeds United’s latest draw which shows VAR missed a potentially huge penalty call which benefited the Whites.

Leeds may well feel hard done by following their draw at the weekend as they saw Luis Sinisterra sent off for two yellow cards – although he left the referee with no choice after blocking a free kick for no reason.

In hindsight, though, it is a very good point for Leeds, and Jesse Marsch will be proud of how his 10 men managed to battle until the very end and keep only their second clean sheet of the season. However, it could have been very different had VAR noticed this incident involving Liam Cooper.

Cooper seemingly couldn’t help himself from pulling back Tyrone Mings inside the box as the Villa defender appeared to have lost his marker from a free kick, although nothing came of it.

Should this have been a penalty?





TIF Thoughts on Cooper’s shirt pull…

Some Leeds fans will still be feeling aggrieved by Stuart Attwell’s performance at Elland Road, but after seeing this image, they may well be thanking the on-pitch referee and VAR team that they didn’t take action against a blatant shirt-pull.

Given that Mings is inside the box and is very clearly having his shirt pulled by Cooper, who seemingly lets the Villa defender get ahead of him before a free kick, it’s very surprising this was ignored by VAR.

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Some Leeds supporters may well point towards the Luis Sinisterra decision or the time-wasting that was mentioned by Jesse Marsch post-match as things just evening themselves out, but that surely wouldn’t be a good look for the official or PGMOL if that was to be the case.

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