VAR was right to rule Danny Welbeck did not foul Cesc Fabregas for a penalty – but timing is everything

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DANNY WELBECK’S tackle on Cesc Fabregas was not a penalty but there’s a credibility issue here.

The game went on for over a minute before it was stopped and the incident was reviewed.

 Referee Martin Atkinson had to make big callsAFP or licensors Referee Martin Atkinson had to make big calls

There is no definitive length of time specified but as soon as that ball is out of the danger zone, the match should be stopped.

What would have happened if there was a penalty appeal in Arsenal’s box straight after?

Would they have gone back to the challenge from Welbeck?

Martin Atkinson asked the VAR to look at a first-half tackle from Victor Moses on Ainsley Maitland-Niles as he saw some contact.

 Cesc Fabregas went down under a challenge from Danny Welbeck Cesc Fabregas went down under a challenge from Danny Welbeck  Danny Welbeck's tackle on Cesc Fabregas was not a penalty Danny Welbeck’s tackle on Cesc Fabregas was not a penalty  The ref asked the VAR to look at a first-half tackle from Victor Moses on Ainsley Maitland-NilesReuters The ref asked the VAR to look at a first-half tackle from Victor Moses on Ainsley Maitland-Niles




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