How VAR decisions have affected every Premier League club in 2020-21

VAR is back in the Premier League for the second season, complete with an overhaul to fall into line with FIFA protocols. This season, a total of 37 goals or incidents have been directly affected by the video ref.

– VAR’s biggest controversies in the 2020-21 season
– How VAR has changed for 2020-21
– VAR in the Premier League: Ultimate guide

Last season, Brighton & Hove Albion benefited the most, while only Newcastle United didn’t experience a single overturn decision against them all season. Check out the full 2019-20 season stats.

Here, we run through the league table of overturned decisions for this season, and decisions rejected by the referee at the review screen.

VAR OVERTURNS (NET SCORE)

Total overturns: 36
Rejected overturns: 1

Leading to goals: 12
Leading to disallowed goals: 12
Penalties awarded: 13 (4 missed)
Pens for handball: 7
Penalties overturned: 2
Penalties retakes (GK encroach): 1
Goals ruled out for offside: 10
Goals awarded after incorrect offside: 2
Goals ruled out for handball: 0
Goals allowed after wrong handball: 0
Goals ruled out for a foul: 2
Red cards: 4
Overturned red cards: 1
Mistaken identity: 1

What will the VAR review?
– Goal/no goal
– Penalty/no penalty
– Direct red card (not second yellow card/caution)
– Mistaken identity (when the referee cautions or sends off the wrong player)

What will it not review?
– Any yellow card (including second yellow card leading to red)
– Any free kick offence outside the box (other than red card offence)https://thepodium.espncreativeworks.com/poll/5f57e0d0bed8dd0028e56754/5f57e0ebbed8dd0028e56794

This relates purely to overturned decisions, so penalty appeals that stay with the on-field referee are not included.

Everton +3

Overturns: 3
Leading to goals for: 2
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +3
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +1
Penalties for / against: 1 / 0

Game: West Brom (H; Sept. 19)
Incident: Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal awarded after originally ruled out for offside, 31st minute – FOR

Game: Crystal Palace (A; Sept. 26)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Richarlison) for handball by Joel Ward, 41st minute – FOR

Game: Liverpool (H; Oct. 17)
Incident: Jordan Henderson goal ruled out for offside against Sadio Mane, 90th minute – FOR

Sheffield United +3

Overturns: 3
Leading to goals for: 2
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +3
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +1
Penalties for / against: 2 / 0

Game: Fulham (H; Oct. 18)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Billy Sharp) for foul on Jack Robinson by Aleksandar Mitrovic, 85th minute – FOR

Game: Liverpool (A; Oct. 24)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Sander Berge) for foul on Oliver McBurnie by Fabinho. Factual decision on where foul took place, 10th minute – FOR
Incident: Mohamed Salah goal disallowed for offside, 62nd minute – FOR

VAR OVERTURNS – DECISIONS FOR

Southampton +2

Overturns: 4
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 2
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +2
Penalties for / against: 1 / 0

Game: Crystal Palace (A; Sept. 12)
Incident: Red card for Kyle Walker-Peters rescinded, 51st minute – FOR

Game: Tottenham (H; Sept. 20)
Incident: Goal (scored by Harry Kane) disallowed for offside against Son Heung-Min, 3rd minute – FOR
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Danny Ings) for handball by Matt Doherty, 90th minute – FOR

Game: Aston Villa (A; Nov. 1)
Incident: Ezri Konsa own goal disallowed for offside against Che Adams, 56th minute – AGAINST

Arsenal +1

Overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +1
Penalties for / against: 0 / 0

Game: Aston Villa (H; Nov. 8)
Incident: John McGinn goal disallowed for offside against Ross Barkley, 1st minute – FOR

Aston Villa +1

Overturns: 3
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 2
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: 0
Penalties for / against: 0 / 0

Game: Fulham (A; Sept. 28)
Incident: Bobby Decordova-Reid goal disallowed for foul in the build-up by Aleksandar Mitrovic, 56th minute – FOR

Game: Southampton (H; Nov. 1)
Incident: Ezri Konsa own goal disallowed for offside against Che Adams, 56th minute – FOR

Game: Arsenal (A; Nov. 8)
Incident: John McGinn goal disallowed for offside against Ross Barkley, 1st minute – AGAINST

Leicester City +1

Overturns: 3
Leading to goals for: 2
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 2
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +2
Penalties for / against: 2 / 0

Game: West Ham (H; Oct. 4)
Incident: Jamie Vardy offside in build-up to Harvey Barnes goal, 90th minute – AGAINST

Game: Leeds (A; Nov. 2)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Youri Tielemans) for foul on James Maddison by Mateusz Klich, 88th minute – FOR

Game: Wolves (H; Nov. 8)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Jamie Vardy) for handball by Max Kilman, 14th minute – FOR

Manchester City +1

Overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: 0
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 0
Net subjective score: +1
Penalties for / against: 1 / 0

Game: Liverpool (H; Nov. 8)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Kevin De Bruyne) for handball against Joe Gomez, 41st minute – FOR

Newcastle +1

Overturns: 5
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for:
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 2
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: +1
Penalties for / against: 1 / 1

Game: Brighton (H; Sept. 20)
Incident: Neal Maupay goal allowed after being ruled out for offside, 8th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Yves Bissouma sent off for dangerous challenge on Jamal Lewis, 86th minute – FOR

Game: Tottenham (A; Sept. 27)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Callum Wilson) for handball by Eric Dier, 90th minute – FOR

Game: Man United (H; Oct. 17)
Incident: Bruno Fernandes goal ruled out for offside against Juan Mata, 19th minute – FOR
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Bruno Fernandes) for foul on Marcus Rashford by Jamal Lewis, 54th minute – AGAINST

West Ham +1

Overturns: 4
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 0
Disallowed goals against: 2
Net goal score: +2
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: 0
Mistaken Identity: 1
Penalties for / against: 0 / 1

Game: Newcastle United (H; Sept. 12)
Incident: Yellow card for Tomas Soucek switched to Andriy Yarmolenko due to mistaken identity by the referee.

Game: Leicester (A; Oct. 4)
Incident: Jamie Vardy offside in build-up to Harvey Barnes goal, 90th minute – FOR

Game: Liverpool (A; Oct. 31)
Incident: Diojo Jota goal disallowed for a foul by Sadio Mane, 82nd minute – FOR

Game: Fulham (H; Nov. 7)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Ademola Lookman) for foul on Tom Cairney by Saïd Benrahma, 95th minute – AGAINST

VAR OVERTURNS – DECISIONS AGAINST

Crystal Palace 0

Overturns: 8
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: +1
Subjective decisions for: 2
Subjective decisions against: 3
Net subjective score: -1
Penalties for / against: 1 / 1

Game: Southampton (H; Sept. 12)
Incident: Red card for Kyle Walker-Peters rescinded, 51st minute – AGAINST

Game: Man United (A; Sept. 19)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Jordan Ayew) for handball by Victor Lindelof, 70th minute – FOR
Incident: Penalty retaken (scored by Wilfried Zaha) for encroachment by David de Gea, 73rd minute – FOR

Game: Everton (H; Sept. 26)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Richarlison) for handball by Joel Ward, 41st minute – AGAINST

Game: Leeds (H; Nov. 7)
Incident: Patrick Bamford goal disallowed for offside, 19th minute – FOR

Game: Fulham (A; Oct. 24)
Incident: Aboubakar Kamara sent off for foul on Eberechi Eze, 86th minute – FOR

Game: Wolves (A; Oct. 30)
Incident: Penalty for Crystal Palace cancelled for offside against Patrick van Aanholt, 38th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Luka Milivojevic sent off for a challenge on Joao Moutinho, 85th minute – AGAINST

Wolves 0

Overturns: 4
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -2
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: 0
Penalties for / against: 0 / 1

Game: Leeds (A; Oct. 19)
Incident: Goal for Romain Saiss disallowed for offside in the build-up by Daniel Podence, 54th minute – AGAINST

Game: Crystal Palace (H; Oct. 30)
Incident: Penalty for Crystal Palace cancelled for offside against Patrick van Aanholt, 38th minute – FOR
Incident: Luka Milivojevic sent off for a challenge on Joao Moutinho, 85th minute – FOR

Game: Leicester (A; Nov. 8)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Jamie Vardy) for handball by Max Kilman, 14th minute – AGAINST

Brighton & Hove Albion -1

Overturns: 6
Rejected overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 2
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: 0
Subjective decisions for: 0
Subjective decisions against: 3
Net subjective score: -3
Penalties for / against: 0 / 2

Game: Newcastle (A; Sept. 20)
Incident: Neal Maupay goal allowed after being ruled out for offside, 8th minute – FOR
Incident: Yves Bissouma sent off for dangerous challenge on Jamal Lewis, 86th minute – AGAINST

Game: Man United (H; Sept. 26)
Incident: Penalty cancelled for challenge on Aaron Connolly by Paul Pogba, 48th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Marcus Rashford goal disallowed for offside, 52nd minute – FOR
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Bruno Fernandes) for handball against Neal Maupay, 90th minute – AGAINST

Game: Tottenham (A; Nov. 1)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Harry Kane) after foul on Kane by Adam Lallana adjudged to be inside the area, 11th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Goal for Tariq Lamptey stands after Graham Scott rejects VAR review for foul in the build-up by Solly March on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 56th minute – FOR

Chelsea -1

Overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: –
Disallowed goals for: –
Leading to goals against: –
Disallowed goals against: –
Net goal score: –
Subjective decisions for: 0
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: -1
Penalties for / against: 0 / 0

Game: Liverpool (H; Sept. 20)
Incident: Andreas Christensen sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity when bringing down Sadio Mane, 45th minute – AGAINST

Leeds -1

Overturns: 3
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 1
Net goal score: -1
Subjective decisions for: 0
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: -1
Penalties for / against: 0 / 1

Game: Wolves (H; Oct. 19)
Incident: Goal for Romain Saiss disallowed for offside in the build-up by Daniel Podence, 54th minute – FOR

Game: Leicester (H; Nov. 2)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Youri Tielemans) for foul on James Maddison by Mateusz Klich, 88th minute – AGAINST

Game: Crystal Palace (A; Nov. 7)
Incident: Patrick Bamford goal disallowed for offside, 19th minute – AGAINST

Manchester United -1

Overturns: 7
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for: 2
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -2
Subjective decisions for: 3
Subjective decisions against: 1
Net subjective score: +2
Penalties for / against: 2 / 1

Game: Crystal Palace (H; Sept. 19)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Jordan Ayew) for handball by Victor Lindelof, 70th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Penalty retaken (scored by Wilfried Zaha) for encroachment by David de Gea, 73rd minute – AGAINST

Game: Brighton (A; Sept. 26)
Incident: Penalty cancelled for challenge on Aaron Connolly by Paul Pogba, 48th minute – FOR
Incident: Marcus Rashford goal disallowed for offside, 52nd minute – AGAINST
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Bruno Fernandes) for handball against Neal Maupay, 90th minute – FOR

Game: Newcastle (A; Oct. 17)
Incident: Bruno Fernandes goal ruled out for offside against Juan Mata, 19th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Bruno Fernandes) for foul on Marcus Rashford by Jamal Lewis, 54th minute – FOR

West Brom -1

Overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 0
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -1
Subjective decisions for: –
Subjective decisions against: –
Net subjective score: –
Penalties for / against: 0 / 0

Game: Everton (A; Sept. 19)
Incident: Dominic Calvert-Lewin goal awarded after originally ruled out for offside, 31st minute – AGAINST

Fulham -2

Overturns: 4
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -2
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 3
Net subjective score: -2
Penalties for / against: 1 / 1

Game: Aston Villa (H; Sept. 28)
Incident: Bobby Decordova-Reid goal disallowed for foul in the build-up by Aleksandar Mitrovic, 56th minute – AGAINST

Game: Sheffield United (A; Oct. 18)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Billy Sharp) for foul on Jack Robinson by Aleksandar Mitrovic, 85th minute – AGAINST

Game: Crystal Palace (H; Oct. 24)
Incident: Aboubakar Kamara sent off for foul on Eberechi Eze, 86th minute – AGAINST

Game: West Ham (A; Nov. 7)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Ademola Lookman) for foul on Tom Cairney by Saïd Benrahma, 95th minute – FOR

Tottenham Hotspur -3

Overturns: 4
Rejected overturns: 1
Leading to goals for: 1
Disallowed goals for: 1
Leading to goals against: 2
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -2
Subjective decisions for: 0
Subjective decisions against: 2
Net subjective score: -2
Penalties for / against: 1 / 2

Game: Southampton (A; Sept. 20)
Incident: Goal (scored by Harry Kane) disallowed for offside against Son Heung-Min, 3rd minute – AGAINST
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Danny Ings) for handball by Matt Doherty, 90th minute – AGAINST

Game: Newcastle (H; Sept. 27)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Callum Wilson) for handball by Eric Dier, 90th minute – AGAINST

Game: Brighton (H; Nov. 1)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Harry Kane) after foul on Kane by Adam Lallana adjudged to be inside the area, 11th minute – FOR
Incident: Goal for Tariq Lamptey stands after Graham Scott rejects VAR review for foul in the build-up by Solly March on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 56th minute – AGAINST

Liverpool -4

Overturns: 6
Leading to goals for: 0
Disallowed goals for: 3
Leading to goals against: 1
Disallowed goals against: 0
Net goal score: -4
Subjective decisions for: 1
Subjective decisions against: 2
Net subjective score: -1
Penalties for / against: 0 / 2https://68462ac366f23648d77503e1bffa73e8.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Game: Chelsea (A; Sept. 20)
Incident: Andreas Christensen sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity when bringing down Sadio Mane, 45th minute – FOR

Game: Everton (A; Oct. 17)
Incident: Jordan Henderson goal ruled out for offside against Sadio Mane, 90th minute – AGAINST

Game: Sheffield United (H; Oct. 24)
Incident: Penalty awarded (scored by Sander Berge) for foul on Oliver McBurnie by Fabinho. Factual decision on where foul took place, 10th minute – AGAINST
Incident: Mohamed Salah goal disallowed for offside, 62nd minute – AGAINST

Game: West Ham (H; Oct. 31)
Incident: Diojo Jota goal disallowed for a foul by Sadio Mane, 82nd minute – AGAINST

Game: Man City (A; Nov. 8)
Incident: Penalty awarded (missed by Kevin De Bruyne) for handball against Joe Gomez, 41st minute – AGAINST

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