Manchester United's victory over Brighton was very dramatic, especially the penalty that Manchester United won at the last minute, which attracted a lot of controversy. The main reason for the controversy was that the referee had already blew the whistle at the end of the game, and then after VAR playback, he awarded Manchester United a penalty. After the final whistle, whether the penalty can be changed through VAR is the focus of controversy.
ESPN reporter Dell Johnson specially posted the relevant rules of the FA’s VAR implementation manual after the game, clearly stating that Manchester United’s penalty for additional penalty kicks is no problem in terms of rules. There is a clear provision in the rules. If the referee blows the whistle at half time or full court and VAR finds an obvious error in the game, then as long as the referee does not leave the court, he can still take action. VAR will immediately notify the referee, the referee will notify the players and prevent them from leaving the court, and then conduct VAR review procedures to deal with the incident.
ESPN记者戴尔·约翰逊（Dell Johnson）在赛后特别张贴了足协VAR实施手册的相关规则，明168彩票官方开奖网确指出，曼联对附加罚球的罚款在规则上没有问题。规则中有明确规定。如果裁判在半场或全场比赛中吹哨并且VAR在比赛中发现明显错误，那么只要裁判没有离开球场，他仍然可以采取行动。 VAR将立即通知裁判，裁判将通知运动员并阻止他们离开球场，然后执行VAR审查程序以处理此事件。
The International Football Council (IFAB) rules of football competition also clearly stipulate the authority of referees and VAR. If at the end of a certain half of the game, the referee will look back at the area or ask the players to return to the field, then the half is over. The penalties imposed on previous events can still be changed. In other words, in terms of rules, Manchester United won a penalty after the final whistle, which is procedurally no problem.
In fact, in the 17/18 season, a similar incident occurred in the Bundesliga, Mainz vs. Freiburg. The referee originally blew the whistle at the end of the half-time, but under the reminder of the VAR referee, the referee awarded a penalty kick. The players on both sides returned to the court and Mainz took the lead with the penalty kick.