Don't really agree with the idea of long breaks being acceptable because it gets to the correct decision - one of the appeals of football to me at least is the fast paced nature of it (even more so in this country) and the fact that it's done in 95 minutes or so.
If something's needing 3 minutes worth of replays then there's obviously some doubt so the on field ref's decision should just be stuck to.
And did you say that after the Spurs game?
I asked here, how much time was lost between the penalties awarded and taken. I got no response, either because nobody knew or cared. However, there was plenty of comment about the length of time it took for our penalty to be taken against West Brom the week before.
The difference was, we had the right decision then and we still had the wrong decision a week later.
According to FIFA research, we lose more time by tactical subs being made, and time wasting over set pieces, throw ins and goal kicks, than any time lost over VAR. Now I know what I would prefer to lose time over, getting a decision correct instead of time wasting.
A wrong decision can cost someone a game, a title, a trophy, a promotion, a place in Europe, a place in the league itself the next year, a player suspended, or even a manager his job. Not to mention the ref himself being blamed by players and managers because they lost the game. So it's essential to get decisions right, and if it takes a bit more time to get it, then it's worth it in the long run.