'Human error' by VAR led to controversial Brentford equaliser against Arsenal – report

Arsenal's players react as Ivan Toney of Brentford celebrates scoring his team's goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London, United Kingdom on 11 February, 2023.
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Arsenal were denied victory over Brentford on Saturday due to 'human error' by the official in charge of VAR, it has emerged.

Ivan Toney's controversial equaliser at the Emirates Stadium cost the Gunners three points, opening the door for Manchester City to potentially cut their lead at the Premier League summit to three points when they host Aston Villa on Sunday.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...