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Premier League VAR change that favoured ManU in win over Liverpool

By Charles Cornwall

Premier League VAR change that favoured ManU in win over Liverpool

A former Premiership official admitted that VAR changes favoured Rashford in the decisive goal against Liverpool. 

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Former Premier League official Mike Dean admitted Marcus Rashford was the beneficiary of a major VAR change when he scored Manchester United's second goal against Liverpool on Monday night.

Rashford scored his first goal since January 2022 to give Manchester United the lead against Liverpool, but some Reds fans were left baffled that the goal was upheld with the offside that appeared so tight on television. In his column for the Daily Mail, Dean explained why the goal was allowed.

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According to Dean, the change made last summer allowed Rashford to be ruled offside. "Changes were made last summer so that, if the lines overlap, it's onside. If they don't, the advantage goes to the attacker, as happened with Rashford at Old Trafford on Monday night. Gabriel] Jesus' goal against Bournemouth was disallowed because there was no line overlap," he said.

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"Overall, the Premier League has benefited from this approach as it means there are more goals in games," the former Premiership official said.  Rashford's goal was United's last, and Liverpool managed to hit back through Mohamed Salah, but it was not enough.

United moved off the bottom of the table, and above Liverpool, by picking up their first points of the season against the Reds, who are yet to win this Premier League season. 

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