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A VAR check spared Kyle Walker’s blushes After overturning a penalty and a red card decision.

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker smiles after referee Jonathan Moss overturns his red card against Southampton. Photograph: Paul Currie/Shutterstock

Manchester City were held to a goal-less draw by Southampton but it could have been a lot worse for the champions

The defender saw red when he tripped Southampton’s Adam Armstrong in the box  in the second half, handing Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side a brilliant chance to take the lead.

But the England international remained on the pitch remonstrating with Jon Moss over the decision before the referee took a look at the incident on the pitchside monitor and overturned it. 

More drama, though less controversial, came late in the second half when Raheem Sterling thought he had scored a last-gasp winner in stoppage time only for it to be disallowed for offside.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, both Arsenal and Burnley also had a spot-kicks overturned in their clash. But Martin Odegaard whipped in an excellent free kick in the first half to score the only and winning goal of the game.

Pep Guardiola’s shot-shy side only had one on target with their goal-less draw leaving them in third as title rivals Liverpool topped the table after a convincing 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace. 

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