By Pranav Shahaney

14th Jan, 2023 | 6:10pm

Tim Sherwood delivers verdict on controversy in Leeds United v Aston Villa

Tim Sherwood believes that the referee and VAR made the right decision to not award Leeds United a penalty against Aston Villa on 13 January.

The Whites ended the game on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline and there’s been plenty of talk after the contest over a potential penalty.

Douglas Luiz was holding on to Rodrigo’s jersey and ended up bringing him down in the box, but there was no spot kick given to the Whites.

Speaking during the half-time break, Sherwood said on Premier League Productions at 21:02, “I think it would be harsh. He lets him go at the right time. Jesse Marsch is not happy with it, as you can expect. But I think it would’ve been very harsh.”

Shocking

Marsch has every right to be unhappy with that as it was a nailed on penalty and would surely have impacted the outcome of the game.

This wasn’t a game that Leeds deserved to lose or even draw for that matter and should’ve picked up all three points.

Their finishing wasn’t on point but all fingers will be pointed at Marsch even though he wasn’t at fault for this defeat.

He did everything to set his side up for the win and would feel let down by some of his attacking players and they really need to improve their composure in the final third.

We cannot see Sherwood justifying this call as it’s baffling and would definitely not have been overruled if it was given in the first place.

Even with so much technology at their disposal, the referees still make some really questionable calls which could count for a lot towards the end of the season.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has dropped a major update on World Cup star Azzedinie Ounahi’s potential January move to Elland Road.