Former Premier League official claims VAR made major error during 2-2 draw at Wolves

Former referee Dermot Gallagher believes VAR made a mistake not overturning the penalty we were awarded in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Wolves, insisting he “can’t see a foul” on Fabian Schar after watching replays.

At first glance and in real-time, it did look like Hwang Hee-Chan had caught the defender when trying to clear the ball, but the foul looked a lot more contentious when slowed down and replayed.

However, VAR did not believe that Anthony Taylor had made a clear and obvious error, suggesting there was contact, and did not overturn the decision before Callum Wilson scored from the spot to make it 2-1.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Gallagher said he “can understand why the referee gave it” but that “you only need to see one replay to know it wasn’t a foul”. Wolves boss Gary O’Neil was fuming after the match, describing it as a “terrible decision” and “never every a penalty.”

Watch what Gallagher had to say on the matter below:

After we’ve had some dodgy decisions go against us in the past at Molineux, it’s a relief to see one go in our favour, but you can understand why Wolves fans would be so upset.

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