VAR officials were not provided with the right video angle to make the decision to rule out Southampton's equaliser against Watford, the Hornets have claimed.

Watford took the lead in the game through Ismaila Sarr's first league goal for the club, before Danny Ings scrambled home a controversial equaliser which benefited from a handball by Saints' midfielder Moussa Djenepo in the build up.

Rules state that any contact with the ball and an attacking player's hand, deliberate or not, in the build up to a goal should lead to that goal being disallowed. However the Video Assistant Referee failed to overturn the decision.

After the match, the Hornets' head coach Quique Sanchez Flores said he did not want to discuss the mistake because he felt it looked like he was "making excuses", but a club spokesperson interjected and said they had been informed that VAR officials said they were not provided with the angle that clearly shows the ball making contact with Djenepo's hand.

This is not the first time a goal has been awarded against the Hornets where VAR might have ruled it out, after Dele Alli's equaliser for Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.