Tottenham fell foul of the Premier League’s newly adopted interpretation of defensive handballs, conceding a penalty deep into stoppage time to attract 11 at house to Newcastle on Sunday.
- Associated Press
- Last Updated: September 27, 2020, 8:54 PM IST
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LONDON: Tottenham fell foul of the Premier League’s newly adopted interpretation of defensive handballs, conceding a penalty deep into stoppage time to attract 1-1 at house to Newcastle on Sunday.
A header by Newcastle substitute Andy Carroll struck the outstretched arm of Eric Dier inside the realm and the referee awarded a penalty after viewing the incident on the pitchside monitor.
Callum Wilson transformed the spot kick within the seventh minute of added-on time, resulting in Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho storming down the tunnel in disgust.
The Premier League has fallen in keeping with the remainder of European soccer this season and utilized the defensive handball ruling in a stricter means moderately than judging it on intent. Like Robin Koch, Victor Lindelof, Matt Doherty, Neal Maupay and Joel Ward earlier than him this season, Dier was adjudged to have made his physique unnaturally larger by having his arm out when it was hit by the ball.
Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson stated Saturday, after seeing his aspect lose 2-1 to a penalty awarded for handball, that the rule was killing the sport and “destroying my enjoyment of the sport of soccer.
Lucas Moura had put Tottenham forward within the 25th minute, tapping in on the again put up after Harry Kane had pushed the ball throughout the six-yard field.
Having arrange all 4 of Son Heung-min’s targets in a giant win at Southampton final weekend, Kane is already 1 / 4 of the best way to the help file for a single season held collectively by Thierry Henry and Kevin De Bruyne after simply three rounds of video games.
Tottenham ought to have been main by an even bigger margin at halftime in opposition to a lackluster Newcastle, with Son placing the put up and crossbar with pictures from outdoors the realm and Kane forcing a sequence of spectacular saves from goalkeeper Karl Darlow.
Newcastle utilized extra strain within the second half with out ever critically troubling Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, till the penalty.
Amid a busy schedule of video games owing to his crew’s involvement in Europa League qualifying, Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho took off Son at halftime regardless of the South Korea ahead wanting harmful.
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