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VAR decisions in Manchester United-Liverpool hurts punters

05:35 BST 24/10/2019
Jurgen Klopp Man Utd vs Liverpool 2019-20
Two controversial decisions by the technology had a strong influence on punters' results

Sportsbet punters were left short after the VAR helped deny Liverpool three points against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds salvaged a 1-1 draw through Adam Lallana's 85th-minute strike but it could have been the winner if an earlier decision had been different.

Marcus Rashford put the Red Devils ahead in the 36th minute with a clinical finish from Daniel James' cross but the goal could have been chalked off if VAR had adjudicated a foul on Liverpool's Divock Origi.

Origi was caught by Victor Lindelof in the build-up to the goal but VAR deemed the contact to not be a clear and obvious error, with Rashford's goal allowed to stand.

A few minutes later, Sadio Mane thought he had equalised but the VAR cancelled the goal out after deciding the Senegalese international had handled the ball prior to scoring.

The majority of Sportsbet punters on the match would have been ruing the decisions, with nearly 80 per cent of the match's win-draw-win money being placed on Liverpool at 1.91.

In the relegation market, Norwich City are now favourites at 1.72, having not won a match since their famous 3-2 triumph against Manchester City last month.

The Canaries have lost three of their last four matches but did achieve a credible 0-0 draw on the road at Bournemouth in their last outing.

Norwich will be keen to get back on the winners list this weekend as they welcome Manchester United to Carrow Road.

The home side will fancy their chances of getting a result considering the Red Devils have not won an away game since their triumph against PSG in March.

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