Explained: Why VAR denied Manchester City four penalties against Brentford

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Manchester City had four penalty shouts in the space of a few moments denied by VAR in the 2-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.

Fouls on Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne were checked as well as two possible handballs, with none of then being awarded.

As explained by GOAL, here is why the penalty shouts were denied by VAR: “Three of the shouts came in the same phase of play.

“First, there was no conclusive angle to suggest Rico Henry’s handball was inside the box, then the Citizens wanted a foul for a shove on Haaland, which was not deemed enough to award a spot kick.

“De Bruyne then theatrically went over Henry’s challenge and his appeal was instantly waved away. Shortly afterwards another handball was checked, somewhat surprisingly as it struck nowhere near the defenders hand.”