VAR headlined again in Premier League

Sport Desk

LONDON: Manchester City got a morale boosting away win ahead of their Champions League visit to Real Madrid, while Chelsea ruined Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge on another weekend where the VAR was the center of attention in the Premier League.
Gabriel Jesus’ goal showed that Manchester City are still very much alive and kicking after their two-year Champions League ban as he scored the goal to give Pep Guardiola’s side a 1-0 win away to Leicester City.
The Brazilian’s goal came after Kun Aguero had missed a penalty for City, who has now failed to take advantage of their last four penalty kicks.
The weekend kicked off with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea returning to winning ways with a 2-1 win at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso scored for Chelsea against Tottenham, who are struggling in front of goal without the injured Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son and Spurs’ late consolation goal was when Chelsea defended Rudiger put the ball into his own net a minute from time after deflecting a shot from Eric Lamela.
The main talking point of the game was the failure of the VAR to send off Giovani Lo Celso after a stamp on Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta. The VAR offices at Stockley Park later issued a communique citing ‘human error’ for the error.
“That is what the VAR was brought in to stop. It’s just not good enough,” complained Chelsea coach Frank Lampard after the game. Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win at home to struggling Watford on Sunday to strengthen their chances of a place in next season’s Champions League.
Recent arrival Bruno Fernandes had an excellent game and opened the scoring from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Ben Foster.