(Crystal Palace – Leeds 4-1) Eberechi Eze (22) scored a dream goal at Selhurst Park, but it was the offside decision against Patrick Bamford (27) that was the match’s big “talking point”.
A seemingly perfectly timed race was followed by a beautiful lob from Leeds’ top scorer in the Premier League this season.
The white jerseys celebrated for what they thought was an equalizer to 1-1, but the video referees wanted it different and canceled the goal.
– It is probably a ridiculous VAR decision, was the verdict from Gary Lineker.
The man with 48 goals in 80 games for the English national team was just one of several who reacted.
– Bamford and half a meter onside = offside. Tragicomic, Brede Hangeland wrote on Twitter.
The reason why the goal was canceled was that Bamford pointed his arm forward to show Mateusz Klich where he should drop the pass.
Previously, the arm would not be considered offside, but because a rule change means that it is allowed to score with the upper part of the arm, VAR believed that Bamford was offside.
Thus, Crystal Palace was left with the 1-0 lead that Scott Dann had fixed on a corner.
Shortly after the cancellation, Eberechi Eze decided to sprinkle salt on Leeds’ wounds. The 22-year-old screwed the ball beautifully over the wall, via the crossbar and into goal.
It was his first goal in the Premier League.
A little later, however, Bamford got their score. Once again, it was Klich who was second to last.