VAR harshly erases Sheffield United equalizer vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Marcus White

Another weekend in the English Premier League, another controversial VAR decision. 

Sheffield United appeared to equalize against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, thanks to David McGoldrick's 59th-minute tap-in. McGoldrick was onside for his goal, but his teammate was not, according to the ensuing VAR check. 

After a review lasting 3 minutes and 47 seconds, the Blades were determined to be offside in the build-up. Barely. 

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Sheffield United have a right to be upset. Not only could you argue that Tottenham defender Eric Dier's shoulder appeared to play George Baldock onside, but the margin by which Baldock was offside also was by no means definitive.

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The Blades, who dominated much of Saturday's match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, ultimately equalized in the 78th minute. VAR, this time, upheld the goal. 

Sheffield United could've moved into sole possession of fifth place with a win Saturday, but the Blades had to settle with sharing it, thanks to VAR. 

VAR harshly erases Sheffield United equalizer vs. Tottenham Hotspur originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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