Sheffield Wednesday clawed their way into the Championship as they narrowly saw off Barnsley at Wembley Stadium.

The latest of late goals from Josh Windass ensured the Owls finally got back into the Championship. Of course, Sheffield United fans and players, it was simply time to sit with the feet up and watch as we await yet another season in the Premier League.

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Wednesday, though, didn’t half ride their luck against a Barnsley side who were reduced to ten men in the first five minutes of the second half.

As well as the red card which was contentious, Barnsley were also not given a penalty for one of the most blatant fouls by Lee Gregory.

And watching his old team, Blades striker Oli McBurnie shared the thoughts of basically every football fan after seeing VAR fail to do anything about the decision.

VAR deemed the challenge and subsequent decision of referee Tim Robinson to not be a clear and obvious error.

However, it was a baffling call that even the most ardent of Owls supporters will admit went for them.

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Yes, because unlike our ‘massive’ neighbours, the Blades will be playing Premier League football next season and have to deal with VAR again.

For Wednesday to get the benefit of it at Wembley today is either here nor there really for the Blades. But it does serve as a reminder as to how the decisions can go, even when there’s multiple eyes looking at it.

McBurnie’s opinion here speaks for most football fans. Wednesday won’t care. They won the game at the end of the day and will rightly celebrate into the night.

But VAR needs looking at again. This was a wrong call that should have at least been referred back to Robinson. Yet again, it’s in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

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