Manchester United and Burnley have both been involved in lengthy VAR calls in the first-half of their Premier League game at Turf Moor.
United are level with Sean Dyche’s men at the break and a key talking point came on the half-hour mark when Robbie Brady and Luke Shaw could both have been sent off.
Bruno Fernandes played through Edinson Cavani who was hacked down by ex-United man Brady on the edge of the box with a goalscoring opportunity beckoning.
But in the build-up, Luke Shaw was deemed to have raised his studs in a challenge on Johann Gudmundsson’s shin in United’s half.
Shaw eventually received a yellow card after referee Kevin Friend’s lengthy deliberation with his VAR official.
Just minutes later, Harry Maguire had a header ruled out at the back post for a contentious foul on Eric Pieters.
See the two incidents below. Footage courtesy of Sky Sports:
It could have been a red card for either side – a big decision for the referee!
After a lengthy review, the hosts are awarded a free-kick and Luke Shaw is yellow carded…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 12, 2021
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