Everton: 3 times when VAR or referee robbed Everton and impacted the game outcome

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Everton vs Brentford would have ended differently if Richarlison would’ve been awarded the penalty

3. Richarlison shirt pull vs Brentford

This is the most recent incident that has gathered a lot of attention and caused fans to erupt on social media. Everton hosted Brentford last Sunday and a win against the Bees would have guaranteed safety.

The Toffees started on a bright note and went ahead through Dominic Calvert-Lewin. In the 18th minute, Richarlison had his shirt pulled by Kristoffer Ajer in the penalty area, the play continued and in a flash, Jarrad Branthwaite brought down Ivan Toney to get sent off. There was nothing wrong with the Branthwaite red card, his red card was justified but had Ajer been penalized and had Everton got a penalty, the whole Branthwaite fiasco would have never happened.

Michael Oliver did not award a penalty and he did not go over to the screen to check with VAR. Later it was discovered that VAR would have backed Oliver with whatever decision he had made.

This was the turning point of a game where Everton were well and truly on top of the visitors before the red card. Richarlison being awarded a penalty meant that Branthwaite would still remain on the pitch and the outcome of the game would have been very different.

Everton would have ensured their Premier League status with two games to go, giving a sigh of relief to their vociferous supporters.

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The Toffees will be hoping that they are not struck with more bad luck in terms of refereeing decisions in the two remaining games or they face serious danger of relegation.