Iwobi’s Goal Cited In Latest VAR Argument


Arsenal attacker, Alex Iwobi has found himself at the centre of fresh argument over the need for Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for all levels of the game in England, following ball handling before he later scored against Blackpool in the FA Cup.

Footballlive.ng reports that controversy is still rolling round Iwobi’s effort for The Gunners at Bloomfield Road, as his goal helped Arsenal book a spot in the fourth round with a 3-0 away victory.

Iwobi was controversially involved in the buildup play which resulted in The Gunners second goal, with the ball bumping off his hand as he ran into the penalty box.

Iwobi then tapped home from close range in the 82nd minute to give The Gunners a 3-0 lead after substitute goalkeeper Mafoumbi parried a shot from Aaron Ramsey.

It was a different story for Everton winger, Admola Lookman, who also scored to help The Toffees through to the next round after beating John Akinde’s Lincoln City 2-1 at Goodison Park.

There was nothing controversial in Lookman’s efforts, as he opened his goals account for the season in the 12th minute with a looping header.

The former Charlton Athletic and RB Leipzig of German star played the full game, while Akinde was replaced with 19 minutes left on the clock.


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