Just two minutes before Manchester United took the lead against Crystal Palace through Marcus Rashford, the Eagles were denied a penalty.
Tricky attacker Wilfried Zaha broke forward and dazzled Victor Lindelof with some skill before being brought down after a challenge from the Swede.
Replays show very minimal contact, but at the end of the day the centre-back fell crashing into the forward to deny a clear goalscoring opportunity.
BT Sport’s panel for the clash all unanimously agreed at half-time that a spot-kick should have been awarded to Roy Hodgson’s side after the incident.
Take a look at the incident below:
— ?E????I ?? (@meshari_86) July 16, 2020
Lads he doesn’t touch the ball one bit, straight into Zaha’s leg pic.twitter.com/4RAFE0LYVi
— ?™ (@McBissaka) July 16, 2020
Here’s how some football fans reacted to the Eagles not being awarded a spot-kick after this:
United are cheats. That’s a penalty
— Darnell ???? (@StillVain_) July 16, 2020
Could have broke zaha’s legs and no penalty would be given, penalties do not get given v Man Utd
— will ??????????? (@will29803) July 16, 2020
It’s Manutd. No penalties agains them. VAR is blind for Man utd.
— Kaj Wilhelmsson (@WilhelmssonKaj) July 16, 2020
United bias if 100% clear this season. Zaha had a clear penalty run down. Unlucky palace.
— NF (@NF_ball7) July 16, 2020
That match officials giving something in Man Utd’s favour again? Clearest of penalties for that foul on Zaha yet VAR don’t give it. Farce
— Blair Condie (@bcondie92) July 16, 2020
— Khal Drogo™ ?????? (@gidigba) July 16, 2020
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) July 16, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just can’t help but be embroiled in controversial calls – with the majority of decisions in these situations this season happening to go in their favour.