Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has slammed a VAR non-resolution in his facet’s loss to Melbourne Metropolis, believing the Sky Blues had been denied a late penalty as they pushed for a comeback.
Staring down the barrel of their worst defeat in nearly five years, the Sky Blues dominated the closing 20 minutes of Tuesday night’s conflict at AAMI Park with targets to substitutes Patrick Wood and Milos Ninkovic.
They had probabilities in the loss of life moments to equalise at three-all, but Metropolis held on for their third victory of the season to open stress on original coach Patrick Kisnorbo.
Corica admitted the reigning champions had been outplayed for plenty of of the mountainous supreme rematch but he modified into filthy with the video assistant referee.
“In the tip, we potentially would possibly per chance presumably well’ve obtained some extent because I am no longer determined what VAR saw,” Corica acknowledged.
“I do know what I saw in the loss of life minutes – it modified into handball and we potentially would possibly per chance presumably well hold stolen some extent.
“I am merely no longer determined in regards to the resolution they made on the tip.”
Corica’s feedback come on the wait on of VAR controversy closing Friday night following Adelaide United’s 3-2 take against Central Proceed with the movement, with all of the Reds’ targets coming from penalties.
Metropolis talisman Jamie Maclaren, who starred with two targets against Sydney FC, criticised the VAR in an interview with ABC radio closing weekend, announcing it modified into “killing our recreation”.
Whereas Corica modified into upset with the non-name on Tuesday, he acknowledged his crew obtained what they deserve for producing a lacklustre first-half.
Metropolis came out stuffed with running after a 16-day spoil, while the Sky Blues had been backing up from Saturday’s scoreless arrangement against Brisbane.
“It modified into heavenly grand all our boys who regarded sluggish in the first half,” Corica acknowledged.
“We would like to play games and we hold now to contend with this, there’s going to be more times that we hold now to flip spherical after two days.”