TOTTENHAM would be top and Manchester United out of the guaranteed European places without VAR.
SunSport has monitored every onfield decision changed after intervention by Stockley Park since the start of the season.
We have then adjusted the results tables to show what would have been the state of play without VAR calls changing games.
That does not include all errors made by VAR, including the wrongly-disallowed Luis Diaz goal for Liverpool at Spurs, as the flag was raised and the decision remained unaltered.
But without VAR, Tottenham’s draws at Brentford and Arsenal – both teams were awarded spot kicks which were scored – are transformed into 2-1 wins for Ange Postecoglou’s men.
United’s record of seven wins and five defeats is unaltered.
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Yet Brighton’s 1-1 draw at Everton becomes an away win as Lewis Dunk’s spectacular volley counts as an early equaliser, allowing the Seagulls to move up two places into sixth with United and Newcastle both dropping one place.
Over the first 12 weeks of the campaign there have been 26 altered decisions, including 11 goals disallowed and seven penalties awarded – all of which have been converted.
In terms of actual decisions, Nottingham Forest have been the biggest beneficiaries of VAR, with three calls their way – two in the draw with Burnley and one in the defeat at Liverpool – and none against.
Arsenal and Chelsea have also had three VAR overturns in their favour, balanced out by three going against them.
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