Paul Merson gives verdict on Timo Werner’s disallowed goal against Southampton

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Chelsea striker Timo Werner had a goal against Southampton disallowed by the VAR before he finally scored Chelsea’s second goal.

Werner looked to have doubled Chelsea’s lead just before half-time, only for VAR to rule out the strike as Cesar Azpilicueta was adjudged to have fouled Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up.

According to Paul Merson, the goal should have stood as the incident between Azpilicueta and Walker-Peters could not be considered part of the build-up to the goal.

He said on Sky’s Soccer Saturday coverage: “Seriously? How far are they taking this back? That [incident] was on Friday that was!

“I don’t think it’s a foul, Azpilicueta just catches him but seriously Walker-Peters just falls over.”

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