Fans were left stunned when Wolves were not granted a penalty in the closing moments of their Premier League clash against Manchester United, following a notable incident involving Andre Onana.
As the match neared its conclusion, the Manchester United goalkeeper moved to claim the ball. However, he appeared to completely miss the ball, instead colliding with Wolves forward Sasa Kalajdzic.
Although VAR reviewed the incident, the check concluded without referee Simon Hooper needing to consult the pitchside monitor. Manchester United ultimately clinched a 1-0 victory.
Wolves’ manager, Gary O’Neil, was shown a red card for his protests. The general consensus among fans was that a penalty should have been awarded in that situation.
You can see the incident below.
Should Wolves have had a penalty? 😬 pic.twitter.com/U2v3fnHhDM
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 14, 2023
Fans react to VAR penalty decision
One fan made their views clear: “Absolute stonewall penalty.”
Another added: “How on earth is that possible. Shambles.”
A third said: “Crazy penalty decision ngl. Onana hit him with a clothesline from hell.”
A fourth stated: “That’s got to be one of the most stonewall penalties you’ll see all season. How is VAR not even asking the ref to take a look at it?”
There were some fans, though, that thought VAR made the correct decision. One said: “That was not a penalty though. Arrives late, yes, but Onana was trying to contest.”
Although the decision was controversial, the Cameroon goalkeeper did finish his United debut with a clean sheet – and he made some important saves along the way.
Wolves had six shots on target – four more than their opponents at Old Trafford – with Onana a crucial part of securing the win on his Old Trafford bow following his big-money move from Inter Milan. But, of course, it could have all gone wrong at the end.
Do you think Wolves should have been awarded a penalty, or was the VAR decision the right one? Let us know in the comments.