Controversial: VAR may have made big error after Newcastle vs Man United footage

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Even though Newcastle defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the Premier League, Bruno Fernandes should consider himself fortunate not to have conceded a penalty.

Fabian Schar, a defender for Newcastle
After failing to give a penalty for a tackle on Fabian Schar in the most recent Newcastle United game, referee Stuart Attwell and his VAR crew may have made a serious error.

What’s new with Newcastle and Fabian Schar?

The Magpies defeated Manchester United with relative ease to pick up a crucial three points in their bid to finish the season playing in the Champions League.

In fact, the home team defeated the Red Devils 2-0 at St. James’ Park in the crucial Premier League match due to goals from Joe Willock and Callum Wilson.

Despite the ultimate score, there was still some uncertainty until Newcastle scored their second goal with two minutes remaining. However, if Attwell or the VAR had seen a potential infraction on Schar, things might have been much simpler.

The defender appears to be kicked in the head while attempting to capture the ball, as can be seen in the Sky Sports highlights package (2:30).

Schar committed a charge, but did he merit a penalty?

According to the replays, it is quite obvious that Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United dangles a leg before making impact after Schar wins the ball with his head.

The Newcastle United center-back throws himself to a lower height to win the ball, so it’s not exactly a high boot from the Red Devil, but that doesn’t necessarily matter.

In the end, it comes down to two players vying for the object, with one man grabbing it and the other kicking the other player in the head.

The same two players were involved in an incident during the first half featuring Man United, but Fernandes’ appeal for a penalty was turned down by the referee and VAR.

Gary Neville claims on the Sky Sports commentary that Anthony Martial intentionally handled the ball on the line, but this was readily refuted. If this is the case, it’s amazing that the referees missed the potential foul on Schar during the same play.

In the end, it didn’t really matter because the Magpies were still able to triumph and secure the three points with Wilson’s second goal later on. Eddie Howe and his team might have been incensed about this incident on Monday morning had Man United found a means to tie the game before that point.

After the game, he expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance, telling BBC Sport that it was “a really good performance from the players” and that it was “really high energy, high quality, and a lot of chances created.”

“We pounded on the door repeatedly. Honoring the state of our health today. Despite giving the game everything we had, in my view, we improved.

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