“I believe Everton are lucky, I actually do.”
That was Jamie Carragher’s verdict after Michael Oliver awarded the Toffees a penalty when Tottenham defender Sergio Regulion was adjudged to have fouled James Rodriguez within the field.
After Harry Kane brilliantly gave Spurs the lead, the hosts hit again from 12 yards simply 4 minutes later – however the resolution was contentious to say the least.
On first viewing, it appeared like Reguilon clattered into Rodriguez – however replays appeared to indicate the Everton attacker kick the bottom earlier than hitting the ground.
On commentary obligation for Sky Sports activities, Carragher initially mentioned it was a penalty however the Liverpool icon modified his tune after watching the replays.
“While you gradual it down, was there a lot contact?” he mentioned.” I simply don’t see something there.
“I can’t have a go at Michael Oliver, I’m positive most individuals would have felt that it was a penalty in actual time. However questions on VAR and the official who’s on VAR.”
Andre Marriner, who’s the VAR official for the Goodison Park encounter, didn’t imagine there was sufficient unsuitable with Oliver’s resolution for him to vary his resolution.
However, the 2 sides went into half-time with the scores degree.
The choice may have large penalties within the prime 4 race as defeat for both facet may put an finish to both facet’s Champions League aspirations.