Brighton edge Palace with controversial late goal despite VAR deployment

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The video assistant referee (VAR) was used for the first time in English football as Brighton scored a contentious goal in the 89th minute to book their place in the FA Cup fourth round.

Dale Stephens had opened scoring in the 25th minute before Bakary Sako equalised for Crystal Palace.

Glenn Murray then scored the winning goal in the 87th minute with Yohan Cabaye protesting a hand ball but referee Andre Marriner didn’t see a need for VAR before ruling it as a goal.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of Brighton and Hove Albion

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