Player ratings as Ricketts scores a last minute goal to earn the victory – 21Sports News

The Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Toronto FC 1-0 at BC Place after a last minute goal by Tosaint Ricketts earned the home side the much needed three points. 

The Whitecaps kicked off stronger, controlling the narrative of the match before giving the edge to Toronto. 

The visiting side had the opportunity to go up in the 30th minute after defender Ranko Veselinović committed a reckless handball inside the box to award the visitors a penalty. Alejandro Pozuelo stepped up to the spot, and attempted to bury the ball into the lower left corner but his mediocre attempt was no match for goalkeeper Thomas Hasal. 

After going into halftime level at 0-0, Toronto returned to the pitch determined to get the goal. They almost accomplished the feat, inspiring a turbulent 65th minute play. Midfielder Kosi Thompson made a run down the right, finding Pozuelo inside the box to attempt the shot. Though Hasal made the initial save, Jayden Nelson found the rebound to complete the strike.

But before Toronto could celebrate, VAR ruled Nelson fouled Hasal in making the shot to disallow the goal. 

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