A closer look at Manchester City's run of bad luck with VAR

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus appeals to the referee after his goal is ruled out by VAR during the Premier League match at The Etihad Stadium Manchester

Dramatic VAR call overturns Jesus goal to deny Manchester City late win over Tottenham Hotspur

Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored a late victor to secure all three points for the Champions, but replays showed the ball had struck Aymeric Laporte's arm prior to the Brazilian finding the net.

"It was incredible it wasn't a penalty in the first half (for the foul on Rodri in the box) but VAR said it wasn't and then at the end they did". Nicol and Moreno both consider that incident a clear and obvious penalty.

"We have to be proud because to play at this level against a team like Tottenham is really good for the rest of the season", said De Bruyne, who set up both City goals.

"I am in love with VAR", joked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his side escaped with a 2-2 draw at Manchester City thanks to Gabriel Jesus's late victor for the Premier League champions being ruled out on review.

And the Brazilian made an immediate impact, heading home Lamela's corner with his first touch just 19 seconds after coming on.

Aguero and City manager Guardiola were engaged in a heated discussion as he was being subbed off.

With two successive wins to start the season for the first time in 10 years, the early signs are promising for Unai Emery's team ahead of sterner tests against Liverpool and Tottenham in their next two games.

But emotions switched instantly as the video assistant referee had the final word, ruling that Aguero was offside when Bernardo Silva diverted the ball into Sterling's path.

That ended City's run of 15 successive Premier League wins but De Bruyne was not too downhearted.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino shared a touchline conversation with Guardiola immediately after the goal was disallowed and after the match the Argentine joked he was "in love with VAR".

The decision, despite how harsh it was, was a correct one, as the new laws state any handball that contributes to a goal, no matter how accidental or unintentional, requires the goal to be overturned.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was Arsenal's match-winner again as they beat Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

"The new handball rule is ridiculous", he said. It wouldn't have been seen if they didn't have VAR.

Aguero was particularly frustrated with the officials at the final whistle against Tottenham. "People will say we should do better but I don't know".

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