Fans claim VAR ‘ruined one of the greatest FA Cup moments ever’ after Coventry’s last-minute winner against Man United was ruled offside as they say it ‘kills all the joy of sport’

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Viewers of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final between Coventry were left fuming after VAR ruled that Coventry’s last-minute goal in extra-time was marginally offside.

Coventry almost completed one of the most memorable comebacks of all time as their side came from 3-0 down to take the tie at Wembley to extra-time.

The Championship side then thought they had won it when Victor Torp turned the ball home in the 121st minute.

However, the celebrations were short-lived as VAR intervened and deemed that Haji Wright was ever so slightly offside in the build-up. 

And fans couldn’t believe that such a moment was taken away by such fine margins.

Victor Torp thought he had scored the winner for Coventry against United in the 121st minute

One wrote on X: ‘that is not what football is about. VAR ruined one of the greatest FA Cup moments ever. A toenial offside. Give me a break. Coventry should be in the final. Utterly pathetic.’

Another wrote: ‘VAR kills all the joy of sport. Coventry robbed of one of the greatest moments in their history because Wright’s toenail was offside.’ 

Speaking after the game, Coventry boss Mark Robins said: ‘bitterly disappointed, I’m proud as well. 

‘Someone said to me I don’t think any team has been as close to a final without getting there. We deserved to go through, we were 20 seconds away and a toenail offside, it’s ridiculous.