Raging fans says VAR is ‘ruining football’ as Sergio Aguero gets to retake saved penalty in Man City’s chaotic 4-0 win at West Ham

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SERGIO AGUERO was given the opportunity to retake his missed penalty – thanks to VAR.

After Riyad Mahrez was brought down by Issa Diop on 83 minutes the league champions had the chance to go 4-0 up.

Sergio Aguero was given the opportunity to retake his missed penalty thanks to VAR
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Aguero converted from the spot the second time around
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With Raheem Sterling on a hat-trick the England star campaigned to take the spot-kick but regular taker Aguero was having none of it.

A disgruntled Sterling watched as Lukasz Fabianski saved with his legs after the penalty was stroked down the middle.

But after a VAR check officials decided West Ham star Declan Rice had encroached on the penalty and the spot-kick was ordered to be retaken.

Aguero slotted home and the second time of asking – but Rice was left fuming after being told off by referee Mike Dean – and fans online also became angered by the re-take.

One said:  “City didn’t have to play that well to win comfortably, our defence looks shocking and VAR is ruining football for fans.”

Another said: “Watching the City game and have concluded that VAR will be the death of football. Ruining the greatest game.”

One added: “‘SHAMBLES’Football is a shambles. This game has just summed it up. VAR used and abused.”

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It followed from a disallowed Gabriel Jesus goal on the hour mark after Sterling was revealed to have been millimetres offside in the build up.

After Sterling made it 3-0 a VAR check was again conducted, though the winger was this time judged onside.

The English star did later complete a hat-trick, as Pep Guardiola’s men trounced West Ham 5-0 and went straight to the top of the league – ahead of rivals Liverpool who beat Norwich 4-1 on Friday night.

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