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

The sight of VAR has been a rare occurrence in Newcastle United games so far this season

Newcastle United have found their form again after a patchy start to the season with Eddie Howe's side unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions.

The Magpies have knocked Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup and recorded a famous 4-1 win over PSG in recent weeks and drew 2-2 at West Ham United in their final game before the international break.

There has been plenty of VAR controversy in the Premier League so far this season but not so much involving Newcastle. The Magpies have seen Stockley Park intervene once in a league fixture this term when they had a penalty cancelled against Brentford when it was ruled there was no handball by Bryan Mbeumo. Howe's side won the game 1-0.

Following the involvements from VAR this campaign we have looked at how the early 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...

There has been plenty of VAR controversy in the Premier League so far this season but not so much involving Newcastle. The Magpies have seen Stockley Park intervene once in a league fixture this term when they had a penalty cancelled against Brentford when it was ruled there was no handball by Bryan Mbeumo. Howe's side won the game 1-0.

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