Michael Owen says VAR worked “perfectly” when turning Jonny Otto’s yellow card into a red in Leeds United’s 4-2 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.
The former England striker also added that he had “no problem” with Leeds’ fourth goal, scored by Rodrygo in stoppage time after the hosts shouted Adama Traore in the game was fouled.
It was a game of drama, contentious incidents, goals and red cards that ended with all three points for Yorkshire.
Wolves trailed their relegation rivals 3-0 and were thrown into a world of chaos when Jonny Otto was sent off after a VAR check before pulling a goal back.
But that didn’t stop the hosts from adding more spice to the game when Matheus Cunha scored a third goal, finishing before more drama in stoppage time. An incredible comeback.
Rodrigo scored the 4th goal for Javi Gracia’s side before Matheus Nunes’ 90+10 red card, but Adama Traore felt his shirt was pulled by Marc Roca when he conceded the goal and scored despite a VAR check The ball remained and Leeds scored a very valuable three points.
Here’s what Michael Owen had to say about those two moments, As he told MatchDay Extra on Premier League Productions (8:30pm 18/03/23).
“Of course, in terms of the change from yellow to red (Otto), VAR worked very well,” Owen said. “I think there’s going to be an argument about a foul on the fourth goal. There’s definitely a shirt pull.
“Whether that’s enough – the referee has gone to the screen, he’s seen the jerseys being pulled, but he probably thinks ‘you know that’s not enough’. I don’t have a huge problem with that.”
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