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VARchester United, Officials Aren’t Even Hiding The Bias Now – Match Stats


So Monday evening was finally here and Aston Villa fans knew that we would face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round if we were able to get past Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Or essentially, would the officials do their jobs or would the hosts get their obligatory penalty?

It was a slow and mixed start really, but annoyingly as United put the ball in the box, Mings lost his man and Konsa didn’t react quick enough and eight minutes in, Scott McTominay had given them the advantage.

Arguably Ollie Watkins should’ve had us on level terms a few minutes later and after some good play from Emu Buendia, Danny Ings was inches from netting himself.

It was a decent reaction to falling behind though, and John McGinn’s long ranger had to be well saved as well.

Just ahead of the half hour mark, a defensive error from United let Ollie through but he somehow conspired to hit the bar rather than the back of the net. A couple of seconds later Jacob Ramsey saw his effort deflect narrowly past the post.

Although Emi Martinez was called into action a few times, we ended the half on top and with better finishing and a slice of luck, we’d have had a two or three goal lead. We just needed more of the same and better finishing in the final 45 as United were there for the taking (again).

It was a good start from us but VAR was back in action and when Danny Ings scored a perfectly good goal, they did all they could and took what felt like five minutes to find something to rule it out. Another total farce, predictably at Old Trafford, PGMOL just can’t let it go can they.

Integrity of the game – they’re having a laugh and not even trying to hide it as the rule they leant on in no way covers this situation as Cavani was never making an attempt to challenge the ball.

We then had a second goal disallowed as Danny Ings was offside before Ollie put it in the net, but you just knew if we did get level, they’d get a penalty for something. We were all over them and further good chances came, but without a finish. In terms of our performance on the night, it was only the finishing that could be criticised.

We were even denied a penalty late on as Luke Shaw slapped Ezri Konsa in the box, stopping him from getting to the ball as it came in, and despite the visible blood, I think VAR had gone for a tea break – convenient that really.

Predictable result at the Manchester Morgue, I imagine Michael Oliver will be very pleased with himself, as will the dildo’s at Stockley Park.

And to add insult to injury – there’s no chance those stats from the BBC are correct.

Man United MotM

John McGinn

John McGinn

Emi Buendia

Emi Buendia

Matty Cash

Matty Cash

Jacob Ramsey

Jacob Ramsey
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Manchester United
1 – 0
Aston Villa

Old Trafford

FA Cup Third Round

10/01/2022 8:55 pm

Referee: Michael Oliver

Manchester United Aston Villa
McTominay (8)
De Gea Martinez
Lindelof Cash
Varane Konsa
McTominay McGinn
Douglas Luiz
Bruno Fernandes 85 J Ramsey
Rashford 86 Buendia 79
Greenwood Ings
Cavani 72 Watkins


Heaton Steer
Alex Telles Sinisalo
Wan-Bissaka Hause
Diallo Sanson
Lingard 85 Iroegbunam
Mata Carney Chukwuemeka
Matic Philogene-Bidace 86
van de Beek 72 El Ghazi 79
Elanga 86 Archer

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 4
5 On Target 2
6 Corners 6
8 Fouls 1
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
43 % 57

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  • Andy5759 says:

    While I was waiting for the var decision on the goal the commentator kept changing what they were looking for. In the end I thought it would be ruled out for a bad hairstyle. They seemed desperate to rule it out. Talk about forensic var.

    • Mike Field says:

      Was a shambles wasn’t it, so obvious they were looking for any reason they could and Oliver was completely disinterested in that supposed foul at the point, so he even changed his mind after getting a word in his ear.

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