In the 42nd minute of this afternoon’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace, the Eagles had the ball in the back of the net after a header from James Tomkins.
Full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold fouled tricky winger Wilfried Zaha to hand Palace a free-kick in a dangerous area.
Midfielder Luka Milivojevic whipped a perfect ball into the box and James Tomkins headed the ball into the back of the net at the far post.
VAR replays showed that Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren was pushed by Palace forward Jordan Ayew, the push actually looked harsher than the one that led to the free-kick.
The Premier League’s official Twitter account confirmed that the goal was disallowed for a foul by Ayew on Lovren.
Take a look at the VAR decision to rule out the goal below, courtesy of DAZN:
— Drew (@Drew61422697) November 23, 2019
This seems to be a much better example of VAR in use. The decision seems spot on.