BRUNO FERNANDES won and scored a controversial penalty to give Manchester United the lead against Aston Villa.
But home supporters were left fuming after replays appeared to show the Portuguese star was the one who committed the foul.
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Should Manchester United have been awarded the penalty though?
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Fernandes, 25, continued his hot run of form by scoring from 12 yards at Villa Park, as United ran out 3-0 winners.
But replays appeared to show Fernandes had stood on Ezri Konsa – who was instead penalised by the referee.
And Aston Villa’s official Twitter account was quick to point that out, sharing a still image complete with a sarcastic, thoughtful emoji.
In fact, the Premier League’s match centre later confirmed to the BBC that VAR shoud have OVERTURNED the decision.
Incredibly, it was Man Utd’s 13th penalty of the season – an all-time league record.
And it meant Fernandes now has 12 goal involvements from just ten games at the Old Trafford club – bettered only by Mick Quinn (13).
Villa fans – as well as fans of top four chasing rivals Chelsea and Leicester – instantly took to Twitter to rant about the appalling decision – with their frustration supported by Man Utd legends Patrice Evra and Roy Keane at half-time.
One wrote: “There’s literally no chance that’s a penalty loooooool.
“What does Jon Moss want Konsa to do? Move his body out the way?”
Another said: “Bruno Fernandes getting a penalty for treading on Konsa’s ankle is Peak Jon Moss.”
A third added: “Fernandes literally mis controls his roulette and rolls straight into Konsa.
“[Commentator] Neville says it’s clever. It’s cheating. And VAR has done absolutely nothing again.”
I am sorry, but that was not a penalty. VAR continues to be a joke😡
There’s literally no chance that’s a penalty loooooool. What does Jon Moss want Konsa to do? Move his body out the way 😭
Bruno Fernandes getting a penalty for treading on Konsa’s ankle is Peak Jon Moss
One sarcastically joked: “Absolutely disgusting from Konsa that.
“How DARE he stick his leg out and allow Fernandes to nearly break it? Clear penalty.”
Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel even chimed in, agreeing with disgruntled Villa fans.
He wrote: “I am sorry, but that was not a penalty. VAR continues to be a joke.”
Fernandes literally mis controls his roulette and rolls straight into Konsa. Neville says it’s clever. It’s cheating. And VAR has done absolutely nothing again. #AVFC
Absolutely disgusting from Konsa that. How DARE he stick his leg out and allow Fernandes to nearly break it? Clear penalty.
No! It was a foul on Konsa and VAR should have overturned it. Changed the game for us. https://t.co/MHHUZYVvZF
Can VAR please explain why it’s a penalty, when Konsa has been stamped on