I see it like this.
- the Fulham lads were offside. Not by much, but they were.
- probably the only reason why the offside was as close as it was, was because Robbo is fouled off the ball and cynically delayed from getting back in the line.
- the ball was barely moving as Alisson takes the free kick, and those are usually ignore. Just like every other throw is a foul throw, and free licks are never taken from the correct position. They are rarely given.
I’ll happily take a swing from a bad decision, but I see this more as the right decisions.
That's why I think VAR is such a bad idea.
If a defender's hand touches the ball, were they able to see the ball? were they distracted so not expecting the ball? ? was it deliberate? were they being pushed and off balance? was the ball too close for them to move out the way?
If a player is offside, was he interfering? was he being obstructed from getting onside? did the ball touch a defender? was it a flick or a deflection?
Its all debatable, even after slowing down, zooming in, then viewed from 10 angles the pundits can't make up their mind.
VAR is just another way in which the Ref, with his 2 Linesmen, the Fourth Official, , the 2 blokes 'assisting' from behind the goal, and the 10 guys eating pies in the VAR van can fail us.
If the technology is not totally binary (e.g. goal line technology) then we shouldn't use it.