VAR gives offside as Matěj Vydra runs up to take a penalty for Burnley against Barnsley in the FA Cup third round
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VIDEO: VAR gives offside as penalty is about to be taken at Burnley

Matěj Vydra brought to a halt by trial in place at FA Cup third round games.



Matěj Vydra’s run up was interrupted when a VAR review overruled the referee’s decision to award a penalty to the home side in Burnley’s 1-0 win over Barnsley in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The penalty was given after the Burnley striker was deemed to have been fouled by a player from the League One side in the third round tie at Turf Moor.

But as Vydra prepared to take the spot-kick and began to approach the ball, the official stopped him in his tracks.

Ref gave a pen to Burnley for a foul on Vydra. Then had the decision reviewed as he was offside when the ball was crossed in. Went to VAR and ref rules out the penalty, gives us a free kick for offside.

— Jacob (@jacobkilner) January 5, 2019

Holding a finger to his ear, the ref signalled for offside after receiving instructions from the Video Assistant Referee system being trialled at some matches in the competition.

There are cheers from the away end as the Czech Republic international looks around in disbelief.


Burnley manager Sean Dyche has long complained about the lack of penalties awarded to his side and the VAR intervention will have only angered him further.

They did eventually get one though, which Chris Wood converted to win the game in the second minute of added time at the end of the ninety.

Historic moment as Burnley get awarded their first ever penalty in club history #twitterclarets #FACup pic.twitter.com/jarCa5ymoP

— Alex Jolly (@JollyClaret) January 5, 2019