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FA CUP: Gerrard Blasts VAR After 1-0 Defeat to Man United

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Aston Villa head coach, Steven Gerrard has banged VAR following side’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Monday 10th.

The Red Devils held on by the skin of their teeth to beat Aston Villa to book a place in the next round of FA Cup.

Following the victory at Old Trafford, Ralf Rangnick’s men will therefore clash against Middlesbrough in the fourth round.

The former Liverpool knocked on VAR following a lengthy review before Danny Ings’ goal was disallowed.

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It took three minutes and 36 seconds for Darren England and Michael Oliver to overturn the decision for Ings’ equaliser.

The goal was disallowed as Jacob Ramsey from the visiting team was adjudged to have blocked Edinson Cavani.

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The former Rangers manager therefore reacted to the unnecessary delay saying it took the wind out of their sails.

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Gerrard reacted when asked about the VAR’s decision:  “How long have you got? The officials took three-and-a-half minutes to settle that one.”

“The linesman said it was to do with Jacob impeding Cavani’s run.”

“It wasn’t that complex to need three-and-a-half minutes and it’s disappointing as we were in a good place at the time and that took a bit of sting out of the game.”

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