'Robbed' – Leicester City Fans Lament Key VAR Intervention Following Manchester United Draw

Leicester City fans were happy to come away from Old Trafford with a point after drawing 1-1 with Manchester United on Saturday evening – but claimed their side were “robbed” of a late win.

James Maddison and Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers weren't happy with the decision to disallow a late goal against Manchester United. © Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images James Maddison and Leicester City manager Brendan Rogers weren’t happy with the decision to disallow a late goal against Manchester United.

After a tame opening 45 minutes, the game burst into life in the second half when James Maddison whipped in a perfect cross for Kelechi Iheanacho to head past David De Gea. It’s the Nigerian’s third league goal of the season.

United responded instantly, Fred capitalising on a rebound to equalise in the 66th minute. Bruno Fernandes fired a shot at Kasper Schmeichel, who could only palm the ball a few yards to his right and into the path of the Brazilian.

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The ending to the game was tense and hectic as United pushed for a winner, but it was City who put the ball in the net. A superb piece of skill saw Iheanacho set up Maddison to score, but a VAR check confirmed that the striker fouled Raphael Varane in the build-up. That call was a controversial one for the Foxes faithful, who believed that the goal should have stood.

They had also seen United midfielder Scott McTominay escape a red card for a reckless challenge on Morrison earlier in the game when many of them believed a VAR referral would have seen him sent off. Supporters took to Twitter to air their grievances, while many also praised their team’s performance. Here is what some of them had to say:

Scott Bird: It would still take a miracle for the Prem to matter for us this season so bring on the UECL. Think it could’ve been a red for McTominay but think the disallowed goal was the right decision Some decent performances in there today which is a positive.

A View From LE2: Solid point for us, though we’ve been robbed of 2 points thanks to the officials. We’re much better when we’re positive, we were far too timid for too long which is disappointing. Maddison is a pure delight btw, superb from him. Southgate not picking him is disgraceful.

Wayne Kelly: Superb performance and robbed by #VAR. Didn’t even look at the replay longer than 5 seconds. Gutting.

Toby Shanks: Should be 3 points, such inconsistent officiating

Dan Turner: Speaks volumes when you’re disappointed with a draw away at Man Utd. Thought we played great. Defensively so much better with the injured players back, and created chances. On to PSV on Thursday #lcfc

Lynne: Totally deserved the win but happy with the 1-1.

Gubster: That’s the Leicester we want to see every week

Becca: Should have won, We were the better team! On to the next…

LB: Should’ve been 3 points if it wasn’t for the refereeing.

Willo: If that’s a foul then game’s gone. Robbed.

Daniel Cox: Scammed out of a win. No surprise.


Agorist: We deserved to win, VARchester robbed us. #lcfc

Blue Fox: Big 6 bias gets worse with VAR. McTominay should’ve been off through VAR and then of course the non-goal.

Timothy Reyes: Good energy from the lads today, this is the #LCFC we like to see. Happy with the point, but that call on the second goal was BS.

A Non Progressive Man: 4 points from United. I’m good with it.

Nathan: Should’ve won…

Keith: One point better than nothing. #LCFC

Should the goal have stood? Have your say in the comments!

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