Premier League table without VAR: Where Newcastle United, Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal would sit

Newcastle United continued their fine run of home form with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday

Newcastle United's remarkable run of form at St James' Park continued on Saturday as they beat Manchester United 1-0 - in a dominant performance that could have resulted in a bigger margin of victory. Anthony Gordon claimed the all-important goal as he slotted in from close range after Kieran Trippier's precise cross across the six-yard box.

The Magpies have won seven of their eight home games in the Premier League this season, and have now beaten Arsenal, Chelsea and the Red Devils in their last three fixtures. They were almost made to pay for their missed opportunities on Saturday when Antony's shot deflected in off Harry Maguire in the 89th minute. However, the Red Devils man was flagged offside, with VAR upholding the decision.

VAR intervened in a handful of other games this weekend as the Magpies ended Sunday in sixth, three points behind Aston Villa in fourth. Following the latest involvements from VAR we have looked at how the table might look without the use of the technology. Factoring in VAR decisions that led to goals being disallowed or awarded by the technology, including via penalties, here’s how the table might look as things stand...

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