Jack Grealish calls to ‘get rid’ of VAR as Aston Villa captain labels technology ‘borderline embarrassing’ after Villans are denied a late equaliser against West Ham for offside despite Ollie Watkins appearing to be fouled in the build-up
- Jack Grealish has fumed at VAR once again after another controversial decision
- Aston Villa were denied a late equaliser after Ollie Watkins was deemed offside
- The Villans had been denied a late penalty last week thanks to a VAR call
- Villa captain Grealish has said that the technology is ‘borderline embarrassing’
Jack Grealish has called to ‘get rid’ of VAR after Aston Villa were controversially denied a late equaliser in their dramatic 2-1 defeat to West Ham at the London Stadium.
The Villans attempted to muster a fightback after Jarrod Bowen put the hosts ahead at the start of the second half with a deft header but were unable to score the all-important leveller.
Grealish, 25, had evened the scores in the first half with a fine individual goal after Angelo Ogbonna opened the scoring with a powerful header in just the second minute of the game.
Jack Grealish has hit out at VAR once again, calling for football to get rid of the technology
Aston Villa were harshly denied a late equaliser thanks to a tight offside infringement
Villa had the Hammers under the cosh in the latter stages, and striker Ollie Watkins had a game to forget having missed from the penalty spot before seeing his late strike ruled out.
The former Brentford striker latched onto a wonderful Matt Targett cross to strike home beyond Lukasz Fabianski in stoppage time, in what Villa thought was the sought-after equaliser.
However, VAR intervened to deem that the Englishman was marginally offside, with the top of his arm just straying beyond the last West Ham defender.