Kevin Campbell has questioned referee Andre Marriner’s application of VAR after Leeds United lost 2-0 to West Ham.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said “VAR seemed to be against” the visitors at the London Stadium.
Marriner, the VAR official for Monday night’s game, ruled Helder Costa fractionally offside in the build-up to Tyler Roberts’ disallowed first-half goal.
7' Erm… yeah! 🤷♂️ Roberts has the ball in the back of the net, but apparently the tip of Costa's knee is offside. 0-0
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 8, 2021
It would prove to be a pivotal moment in the game, with the Hammers minutes later taking the lead through the in-form Jesse Lingard.
There was a sense of deja vu among Whites after the incident, with Patrick Bamford seeing his goal against Crystal Palace chalked off by a similar margin in November.
When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Costa’s offside, Campbell said:
“VAR and Marriner seemed to be against Leeds. The thing is, it is not VAR, it is the referees who are administering VAR who are getting these decisions crazily wrong.
“If Leeds took the lead you are looking at a different game. It cost them.”
Speaking after the loss, Bielsa told Leeds Live: “I think in the second half we could have drawn the game and at the start of the first half we should have scored a goal.
“After the 30 minutes it was difficult for us to neutralise them, but if you look at the totality of the game, I think we deserved to get something from it.”