Sheffield United: 'This game is losing a bit for me' - Chris Wilder has his say on VAR again after Blades' 2-1 win at Norwich City
Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, admitted the game is ‘losing a bit’ because of VAR after his side won 2-1 at Norwich City this afternoon.
On an another afternoon of VAR controversy, United were denied a penalty for a challenge on Chris Basham and a goal for John Lundstram, when he was adjudged offside.
Chris Basham was later sent off by referee Simon Hooper, before VAR intervened and the red card was downgraded to a yellow.
The latest controversies came just days after Thursday evening’s defeat at home to Newcastle, when Jonjo Shelvey’s goal was allowed to stand after VAR intervened.
And Wilder, speaking after goals from Enda Stevens and George Baldock saw the Blades come from behind to win at Carrow Road, said: “We have the elite refs in the world. The percentage improvement VAR is supposed to bring is not happening.
"I'm a traditionalist. I like challenges. I like proper football. But this game is losing a bit for me.
"Momentum is a big thing in football. We had huge momentum in that second half and the VAR checks totally hit that.
“I go back to what I said the other night. We had 28,000 fans in the stadium singing the same songs. They are not having it. They are the stakeholders."
On the match itself, Wilder added: “What a tough game that was. One of the toughest we have had.”