It was tough… but I would have let Calvert-Lewin's late goal stand
MARK CLATTENBURG: It was an incredibly tough call for the match officials and VAR… but I would have let Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal against Manchester United STAND
- When Dominic Calvert-Lewin had his shot, Gylfi Sigurdsson was indeed offside
- However, the Everton midfielder did not touch the ball before it went into the net
- He also was not in the line of vision of Manchester United’s No 1 David de Gea
What an incredibly difficult decision for the match officials and VAR.
This is one that will divide opinion, but in my view Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal should have stood.
The striker’s shot deflected off Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and that wrong-footed keeper David de Gea, allowing the ball to trickle into the goal.
I would have let Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal against Manchester United stand
When Calvert-Lewin got his effort away, Gylfi Sigurdsson was in an offside position, but the Everton midfielder did not touch the ball.
So was he in De Gea’s line of vision? The goalkeeper had full view of the ball when Calvert-Lewin took his shot and only the deflection off Maguire left him with no chance of making a save.
Therefore, I would have let this goal stand. VAR must have deemed Sigurdsson was interfering with De Gea’s vision to give offside.
Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson did not touch the ball and was not in David de Gea’s line of vision
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