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Accrington denied top spot but remain a wonder of the Football League | Jeremy Alexander

John Coleman spotted two misdemeanours where the referee did not as Cambridge United held his side at bay in League Two

A day after VAR made its inconspicuous British bow at Wembley Accrington Stanley felt it could have come in handy at Cambridge United. John Coleman, their manager, thought they should have had two penalties. “We’re not into video technology yet,” he said, before acknowledging, “but the referee’s got to make a split decision.”

Coleman’s frustration was understandable. Victory would have put them top of League Two, with Notts County drawing. But in the hard-fought event it was probably as well no split?second decision at either end separated the sides from goalless equality. In any case a year ago, with Cambridge leading 2-1, Accrington were awarded two added-time penalties and scored neither.

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