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VAR was used for the first time in EPL this past weekend; this goal was disallowed for offside. There are only certain instances where VAR can be used, one category of which is "factual" (objective) decisions such as offside, ball in/out of play, foul in/out of penalty area. There is also a "clear and obvious" rule, where VAR can be used to overturn a referee's decision - but this can only be used in "subjective" situations, not to review offside. However, in my opinion an instance as close as this *is* subjective - it is not factually clear to me that the player in black is offside - for all intents, purposes, and appearances, the two players are even - and in the absense of an clear offside violation even using VAR, this goal should be allowed.