Soccer-VAR comes of age at Anfield amid much criticism

Soccer-VAR comes of age at Anfield amid much criticism

27-Jan-2018 23:02:02 | Yahoo Sports

English football's embrace of VAR technology prompted the most contentious response yet after coming under fire from West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew following his side's FA Cup victory at Liverpool on Saturday. The new video assistant referee system came of age in a dramatic fourth-round tie at Anfield, with the on-field review system used for the first time in England and the replay evidence widely perceived to have provided correct decisions. Pardew also suggested the length of the reviews resulted in one Albion player suffering an injury as they hung around in the cold waiting for a ruling.

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