VAR ensures Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescues draw for Arsenal against Manchester United after Scott

VAR ensures Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescues draw for Arsenal against Manchester United after Scott
Football

VAR came to Arsenal’s rescue as they earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s equaliser was allowed to stand after VAR overruled an incorrect offside call, as the old foes played out an entertaining tie.

Aubameyang’s effort was originally ruled out

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Aubameyang’s effort was originally ruled out

The game sparked into life when Scott McTominay opened the scoring for the hosts just before half-time with a stunning effort from the edge of the box.

But the Gunners emerged the stronger side after the break and the breakthrough came courtesy of an error from Red Devils left-back Axel Tuanzebe.

The 21-year-old gifted the ball to Bukayo Saka, whose quick through-ball allowed Aubameyang to produce a clever dink over David de Gea.

The goal was initially ruled out, but replays showed Harry Maguire was clearly playing the striker onside, and VAR showed its positive qualities following a weekend of controversial headlines.

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