Photo: How did VAR not spot this massive moment in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw vs Leicester?
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Photo: How did VAR not spot this massive moment in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw vs Leicester?


During the first half of Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw against Leicester, it looked like Christian Benteke had spurned a wonderful chance from a corner.

The Belgian appeared to balloon a free header over Kasper Schmeichel’s bar.

Benteke, and Cheikhou Kouyate, could be seen appealing for something, which most presumably felt was another corner.

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However, on closer inspection, the ball looked to have been swatted away by the hand of Daniel Amartey.

Now, in this forensic era where VAR has every single incident placed under the microscope, how was this moment not even checked?

Graham Scott wasn’t even asked to go and check the VAR monitor.

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It was an incident which even Crystal Palace’s official Twitter account tweeted about, while ex-Eagles talisman Darren Ambrose was also outraged.

You can see a zoomed-in photo of the incident below, tweeted by Crystal Palace.

For the duration of this Premier League campaign, incidents that players haven’t even appealed for have been checked, and given.

In this instance, despite the aforementioned pleas from Benteke and Kouyate, Scott apparently wasn’t even given a notion of a heads-up about a potential penalty.

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Eventually, the Foxes and the Eagles played out a 1-1 draw as Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson’s sides cancelled each other out.

However, things could’ve been different had Amartey’s handball been spotted.

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