Alan Shearer issues Aston Villa VAR verdict as Gary O'Neill sets Wolves objective

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All the latest news surrounding Aston Villa and Wolves after a busy day of Saturday action.

Aston Villa and Wolves will both be recovering on Sunday after a busy day of action on Saturday. Wolves kept themselves in the race for a top-half finish with a win over strugglers Luton Town, while Unai Emery’s men were forced to settle for a home draw with Chelsea.

Despite the draw, Villa could yet gain a point on Tottenham should they fall to North London rivals Arsenal on Sunday afternoon. As both Midlands clubs turn attention to next weekend, we have rounded up the latest news surrounding both clubs.

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Shearer on VAR call

Alan Shearer is not convinced that the decision to rule out what would have been a last-gasp winner for Chelsea against Aston Villa was a correct one.“You know when they say when they give the foul ‘there is not enough to overturn it’,” said Shearer on Match of the Day. “Well, it’s the opposite this one.

“I think the defender (Carlos) knows what he is doing here. He sticks his arm out, then he sort of backing into him. Once the referee gives that I am not 100% certain. Is that an absolute howler?" After Lineker agreed that it wasn’t clear, Shearer added: "Well, there is your answer then. We aren’t going to re-referee the games. It’s only for absolute howlers. Remember when they said that?!”

O’Neill’s objective

Gary O’Neill has set his team the aim of landing a top-half finish in the final games of the season. he said: “It’s amazing the difference having a couple of attackers available to you can make. We’ve not been able to name Cunha and Channy in the same starting eleven since December 30th. Although they’re both not fully fit at this moment, to have them both starting is a massive boost to everybody and Pedro’s not too far away either.

“You go back all the way to October, the last time them three were on the pitch at the same time. We’re getting closer, the lads that have been fit have dug in, fighting and scraping. We’ve lacked a cutting edge, but we found that today to get us over the line. Up to 46 points and up to 10th, and let’s see what we can go from here.”

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