Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg claims VAR came to the correct decision over Serge Aurier's disallowed Tottenham goal at Leicester on Saturday.
The Ivorian right-back thought he'd doubled Spurs' lead after a tidy bit of work from Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min but a lengthy VAR check ruled out Aurier's strike
The decision sparked huge debate about the use of technology when it comes to such tight calls. However, Clattenburg, who was seen as one of the country's leading referees prior to his departure in 2017, says officials came to the right decision.
In his MailOnline Sport column, Clattenburg said:
“I have seen the argument that, in such tight situations, the on-field decision should be respected, like umpire’s call in cricket. But this is forgetting the fact that assistant referees have been told to keep their flag dow
“As for the suggestion that the VAR system is not 100% accurate because of the frame rate, we have to accept that this is the best technology available right now and respect what it shows — even if that is 1.6cm offside.''
The decision, unsurprisingly, seemed to spur the home side on and they levelled soon after through Ricardo Pereira, who cancelled out Harry Kane's impressive first-half opener.
With Spurs tiring, Leicester would go on to seal all three points - as James Maddison's strike beat Paulo Gazzaniga in the visiting goal five minutes from time.
Source : 90min