The Video Assistant Referee giveth and the Video Assistant Referee taketh away.
Results from a mid-season survey on the new technology in the Premier League have finally been released and it’s come with some surprising results.
But the most eye-catching bits of information to come out of the survey is actually which teams have benefited the most from the introduction of a Video Assistant Referee surrounding key decisions, as well as those which have had the most goals or penalties taken away.
So are LiVARpool really on their way to a technology-inspired Premier League title?
Well, as it turns out,
|Net Goals & Penalties Gained or Lost||Team(s)|
|+1||Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Watford|
|-1||Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Southampton, Norwich City, Everton|
|-2||Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|-3||Aston Villa, West Ham|
|-5||Leicester City, Sheffield United|
Despite benefiting the most from the technology, Manchester United sit in seventh place in the Premier League table and are six points outside of the top four.
As part of the survey, it was found that fans in the north-west were the most strongly against the technology being brought in this season. Out of the 1,419 supporters that took part, however, 82 per cent said they would keep the VAR either with or without changes.
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