‘VAR anyone?’ – Stoke City fans fume at late penalty decision Vs Swansea City


Stoke City fans have given their reaction to a dramatic late loss against Swansea City on Wednesday night.

The Potters hosted the Swans at the Bet365 Stadium as they looked to push towards the playoff places.

And things couldn’t have started much better for Michael O’Neill’s men as they took the lead through Nick Powell with just six minutes on the clock.

However, Connor Roberts drew the Swans level in the first half.

It looked as though that is how the scores would stay until the 96th minute of added time, when the referee pointed to the penalty spot, allowing Andre Ayew to step up and nick all three points for Steve Cooper’s side.


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Replays showed that there was minimal contact between Kyle Naughton and Jack Clarke, leading to anger from O’Neill and the Stoke players.

But they were not the only ones to show their anger at the full time whistle.

Stoke fans also took to social media to give their thoughts at the decision, with some making the case that VAR should be bought in at championship level.

Richard Swancott : When was the last time a controversial decision went our way?

We’ve been on the wrong end of some right stinkers this season.

#SCFC #StokeCity

Phil Barker : How naive is the ref!? Player drives into the penalty area with only seconds to left in injury time, he’s always going to go down and chance his luck in the hope the ref will give it! No contact at all, absolutely dreadful decision

#SCFC

So many poor officials in the @EFL

Steve Johnson : #VAR in the championship anyone? #scfc

Jonathan Davies : Would VAR have given that? I’m not so sure. Typical Stoke that we’ve got nothing. Had our chances. Didn’t take them. #Stoke #SCFC

James Dono : Can’t believe that’s a pen should have been a yellow the other way #scfc

Lee Hallam : If only we had VAR

#scfc

Sean Gibson : Beyond angry. How can it be a penalty. Not even challenging for the ball #SCFC





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