Tottenham Hotspur fans have reacted with genuine delight to the VAR controversies that characterised the club’s Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City.
Spurs progressed to the semi-finals on away goals despite a 4-3 defeat on the night at the Etihad Stadium.
A crazy opening 25 minutes saw five goals scored as Spurs and City traded blows in a classic encounter.
Raheem Sterling scored a brace, with his second appearing to give Pep Guardiola’s men the lead they needed to progress.
However, Fernando Llorente’s goal in the second half, which appeared to strike his arm, sent Spurs through, with a VAR review allowing the strike to stand.
Sterling then appeared to complete his hat-trick in the final stages of injury time, to send City through, only for VAR to disallow the strike for an offside in the build-up.
Spurs fans could not believe the reversal in their fortunes, as they will now play in their first Champions League semi-final in a generation, against Dutch giants Ajax.
And loads of supporters have expressed their delight at VAR, with many reacting with declarations of love.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
I love VAR
I love Tottenham Hotspur
This doesn’t happen to us.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) April 17, 2019
— ?✨meeting SF9, skz, & monsta x✨? (@tabulasara1) April 17, 2019
Wow! Just amazing. What a game and we are in the semi final of the Champions League. What a Club. Fantastic and thank you VAR. #coys
— Daniel Wynne (@danielwynne_) April 17, 2019
— Ben Haines (@benhainess) April 17, 2019
Kumbaya My Lord…..We love VAR
— James (@jab_COYS) April 18, 2019
Marry me, VAR! #Coys
— Fi H (@fionah03) April 18, 2019
— D // Wadsworth (@Daryll_Spurs) April 18, 2019
— Tim’challa (@Timmymagic84) April 18, 2019