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In the 63rd minute of tonight’s FA Cup fifth round between Chelsea and Barnsley, the Blues took the lead and have the fact that VAR is not in the homes of non-Premier League teams to thank. .
Captain N’Golo Kante passed the ball to Billy Gilmour after a duel, and the Scottish star ran out right-back Reece James with a charming pass.
James threw the ball forward into the area before punching a low center into the middle, where Tammy Abraham was available to hit the ball into the back of an empty net.
Another look at the passage of the game shows that Abraham was clearly offside when the ball left James’ boot, but the goal was left to the referees, who did not have the help of the VAR.
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– Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 11, 2021
Tammy Abraham looked offside when the ball was played.
Remember, there is no VAR on non-Premier League grounds. ?
– BBC 5 Live Sport (@ 5liveSport) February 11, 2021
Images from the FA Cup, beIN Sports and the BBC.
While this seemed clearly offside, it could be said that Chelsea have only reaped what they deserved, as Abraham was denied a penalty in the first half, again in a decision that could have been made correctly if VAR were in. use in Oakwell.