Manchester United have been denied a penalty after a VAR check in the early stages of their Premier League game against Chelsea.
The incident came after Marcus Rashford’s long-range free-kick was punched out by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Mason Greenwood and Callum Hudson-Odoi challenged for the rebound.
Initially, Chelsea made protests over a Greenwood handball but replays showed that the ball struck the hand of the Chelsea winger.
Referee Stuart Atwell was advised to check his pitch side monitor during a break in play but decided against awarding a spot-kick.
The ball clearly struck Hudson-Odoi’s hand in an unnatural position in the box and it was surprising that a penalty was not given.
See the handball incident below. Footage courtesy of Sky Sports.
NO PENALTY ❌⚽️
The ball strikes Hudson-Odoi's hand in the box and Stuart Attwell consults the pitch-side monitor before deciding against awarding the penalty.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 28, 2021