Derek McInnes was left fuming by VAR decisions as his team failed to take all three points in their search for survival in the Scottish Premiership. 

The Rugby Park outfit were on top for large spells against St Johnstone and had a goal ruled out for handball after just 18 minutes. 

Kyle Vassell was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area before finding the back of the net, and Killie also had penalty claims turned away by referee Chris Graham, despite communication with the video technology. 

On an incident where St Johnstone defender Andrew Considine appeared to handle the ball in the penalty area, McInnes said: “It’s the one with big Andy [Considine]. He was like that to me: ‘I don’t know how I got away with that’. He knew right away it hit his arm. It’s fully extended. 

“I asked the referee ‘Why were you not asked to look at that?’. VAR said they had checked it and there was no need to look at it.” 

On Vassell’s disallowed goal, McInnes continued: “The fourth official tried to explain to me during the game and just said the player had put the ball in and the ball had hit his arm before he’s put it over the line. That was his explanation. 

“He said any player who handles the ball and gets an obvious advantage, i.e., a goal, has to be penalised. I haven’t seen that one again. 

“I thought the referee had a decent game, but it’s like VAR was brought in to help and aid the referees and get them that chance to have a second look at things. 

“I think we seem to be looking at so many things that aren’t needing looked at again and so many things we should be looking at again, particularly that penalty kick. 

“It’s frustrating. You hear Ange (Postecoglou) and whoever talking about VAR as if they get nothing. We, if you look at us, have had zilch. 

“Honestly, it’s ridiculous. We don’t seem to get any breaks at all.”