MANCHESTER UNITED fans were left utterly livid as VAR handed Crystal Palace a soft penalty that was saved – and then ordered a retake.
Victor Lindelof was found to have handballed Crystal Palace star Jordan Ayew’s 70th-minute shot.
Martin Atkinson was unsure originally but eventually the spot kick was taken by Ayew – but saved by De Gea.
However, it then emerged De Gea was penalised for encroachment – a call that left Gary Neville seething.
He blasted: “That is an absolute disgrace! We’re talking millimetres!”
Wilfried Zaha then stepped up to take the spot kick the second time round and duly netted to make it 2-0 before Roy Hodgson’s side completed a shock 3-1 win.
But social media was flooded with anger from United fans – and Gary Lineker.
The BBC Match of the Day host tweeted: “Not a penalty in a million seasons. Nonsensical decision.”
In another post he said: “Good heavens. Game’s gone.”
One user said: “VAR can kiss my a***. Wasn’t a penalty anyway. And the retake rule is a joke.”
More to follow.
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