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VAR debate: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville demand changes after Aston Villa equaliser ruled out

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville believe a serious rethink is required about the way in which VAR is being applied in the Premier League.

The Sky Sports pundits were speaking on Monday Night Footballafter Ollie Watkins saw a late equaliser controversially ruled out by VAR as Aston Villa were beaten 2-1 by West Ham.

It was just the latest in a long line of contentious VAR decisions since the technology's introduction - there were only millimetres in the offside call and Watkins appeared to be pulled back by Angelo Ogbonna moments earlier - and it prompted plenty of debate after the game.

Carra: VAR not helping referees

"I was a massive fan of VAR," said Carragher. "They were bringing it in to help the game and I was defending it at the start as there were teething problems, but now we're at the stage where the majority of people in this country haven't bought into it.

"I don't think people are enjoying football as much. The moment that sums it up for me is David Marshall saving the penalty for Scotland, a massive moment in his career and he couldn't celebrate as he was waiting for the referee. If I could go back, I would use VAR in a different way."

 

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