Former EPL Referee Explains Why Bruno Fernandes Goal Vs Man City Was Given Amid Rashford Offside

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton told BT Sport about Bruno’s goal vs City: “The law was amended to actually counter that argument of whether he touches the ball or does he interfere with an opponent playing the ball.

“He (Rashford) does neither, so as the law stands, he hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s actually very good play from Rashford himself.”

Speaking before VAR awarded the goal, Walton stated that he thought the original decision would be overturned.

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He said: ” Well, let’s just say I think this is a goal. You’re quite right in saying that Rashford has moved for the ball, hasn’t interfered with the ball, hasn’t played the ball himself.

“The flag goes up because of the offside position but when VAR look at this and when the assistant discusses this with Stuart Atwell, I think this is a goal.”

Rashford appeared to be offside leading to Bruno’s equaliser for United. The strike was, however, awarded after being initially cancelled. The Englishman scored the winner moments later.

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