Aston Villa, Liverpool, Man Utd surprise positions in Premier League table with no VAR

How the Premier League table would look without VAR following Aston Villa's frustrating 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Friday.

Aston Villa feel particularly frustrated following Friday night's 1-1 draw with Sheffield United due to two huge refereeing decisions going against them. Ollie Watkins was denied an early penalty when he was shoved by Blades midfielder Vini Souza and Leon Bailey saw his goal chalked off for a soft foul from Jacob Ramsey on Wes Foderingham in the build-up.

The disallowed goal was particularly controversial as it took an almighty four-minute check from VAR – including a 60-second watch at the screen from referee Anthony Taylor – to overturn the on-field decision. Had VAR not existed on the night, Villa would've walked away with all three points and potentially a comfortable victory to go top of the Premier League.

But how would the standings look for the entire 2023/24 season without VAR? Including some surprises for Manchester United and Liverpool, here's a full run-through.

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