Josh King’s strike first goal to be allowed by VAR rather than disallowed this season | Football News |

Josh King's strike first goal to be allowed by VAR rather than disallowed this season | Football News |

Josh King's strike first goal to be allowed by VAR rather than disallowed this season | Football News |

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Bournemouth’s draw against West Ham in the Premier League

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Bournemouth’s draw against West Ham in the Premier League

Josh King’s goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw helped Bournemouth earn a point against West Ham but it was also significant from a VAR perspective.

The Norway international’s strike was the first in the Premier League this season to be allowed via VAR, rather than disallowed, after the assistant referee originally ruled him offside.

Josh King's strike first goal to be allowed by VAR rather than disallowed this season | Football News | Josh King's strike first goal to be allowed by VAR rather than disallowed this season | Football News | Stuart Atwell was the referee at the Vitality Stadium

The view from the referees’ governing body, the PGMOL, was that it was a close call and there were just a few inches in it. However, the feeling is the VAR definitely made the right call and that it was a great use of the technology. That decision took 110 seconds to make – so nearly two minutes.

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