Michael Owen says VAR worked “perfectly” when he overturned Jonny Otto’s yellow card into a red card during Leeds United’s 4-2 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.
The former England striker also added that he has “no problem” with Leeds’ fourth goal, which was scored by Rodrigo in stoppage time, after cries from the home team that Adama Traore was fouled in the build-up.
It was a game full of drama, contentious incidents, goals and red cards, with the three-point final going Yorkshire.
Wolves fell 3-0 to their fellow relegation rivals and were in a world of chaos when Jonny Otto, before being sent off, scored an outrageous goal from distance.
But that red card didn’t stop the home team from adding more spice to the matches as Matheus Cunha added a second for his side, with the unthinkable comeback, before more drama ensued in injury time action.
Before Matheus Nunes saw the red at 90+10, Rodrigo scored a fourth for Javi Gracia’s team, but Adama Traoré felt that Marc Roca was pulling his shirt when he lost the ball and, despite VAR control, the goal remained. and Leeds took home three very valuable points.
This is what Michael Owen made of those two moments, according to what he told MatchDay Extra in Premier League Productions (03/18/23 at 8:30 p.m.).
“Certainly the VAR was working perfectly, in terms of changing from a yellow card to a red card (for Otto),” Owen said. “I think there will be a debate over the foul, over the fourth goal. There’s definitely a shirt pull.
“Whether it’s enough or not – the ref has gone to the screen, he’s been able to see the tug on the shirt, but he’s probably thought ‘you know what’s not enough.’ I don’t have a big problem with that.”
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