Premier League Kompany blasts VAR for Luton Town goal in Burnley draw

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has admitted to being frustrated after VAR awarded Luton Town a late goal to deny his side a Premier League victory at Turf Moor on Friday.

Zeki Amdouni gave Burnley the lead in the first half with his fifth goal of the season in all competitions before Town substitute Carlton Morris headed in an equaliser in the 92nd minute as James Trafford was brought down under the challenge from striker Elijah Adebayo.

Speaking during post-match at Turf Moor, Kompany highlighted his frustration at the stoppage time equaliser not being ruled out by VAR but insisted his team still ‘have to look at themselves and move on’.

“First, you have a striker that has gone in and looked at the goalkeeper, takes a step back, backs into him and even looks at the ref for a decision,” said the former Manchester City player, adding: “There’s a difference between standing your ground and going into a goalkeeper. It’s a big difference and especially when it involves a goalkeeper.

“Not one Luton player celebrated the goal when it went in, everyone looks around and I thought if i don’t complain here they might get away with this and it gets given.

“But for it to not even be intervened by VAR. I don’t understand how we can go through these phases and I just have to defend my team and my club.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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