REVEALED: VAR did NOT check whether Fabinho had fouled Oli McBurnie for Sheffield United penalty… with officials instead focusing on whether tackle was inside or outside the box
- VAR did not check whether Sheffield United’s penalty was actually a foul
The referee had originally given a free kick just outside the area, which VAR corrected to a penalty based on where the foul happened.
However the Premier League has confirmed that VAR only checked whether the incident happened inside the box, and not whether it was actually a foul.
More to follow.
VAR only checked the location of the tackle, not whether it was a foul for Sheffield United’s pen