Tottenham have been left shocked as referee Graham Scott didn’t overturn a Brighton aim regardless of going over to the pitch-side monitor to have a look at what appeared a transparent foul on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Spurs edged previous the Seagulls because of super-sub Gareth Bale’s first aim of his second Tottenham spell, but it surely was a match marred with controversial selections.
Within the 56th minute, Tariq Lamptey slotted house for the guests to cancel out Tottenham’s lead, nevertheless it seemed sure to be overturned for a Solly March foul within the build-up.
The referee was proper on high of the unique incident and determined to not give something, earlier than VAR insisted he take one other look.
It didn’t seem like March made any contact with the ball when sliding in on Hojbjerg, however regardless of an in depth take a look at the display, Scott caught along with his name.
Earlier within the match, Brighton have been livid after VAR determined to not give them a penalty when Matt Doherty appeared to tug Leandro Trossard.
After going behind to a Harry Kane spot-kick, which was controversial in itself, the Seagulls have been adamant they need to’ve had a penalty of their very own moments later.
Doherty clearly had fingers on Trossard as Ben White’s cross got here in, however regardless of a VAR overview, the on-field choice of no-penalty was upheld.
It was an analogous incident to a penalty which was given in opposition to Brighton throughout their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace – and Seagulls workers have been understandably livid.
Tottenham obtained the higher finish of the stick when Adam Lallana’s foul on Kane was upgraded from a free-kick to a penalty early within the first-half.
The Spurs striker, who took a glance over his shoulder and maybe backed into Lallana because the Brighton man climbed for a header, was adjudged to be marginally contained in the field when fouled.
Analysing the incident for beIN Sports activities, former Man City and Holland midfielder Nigel de Jong argued Brighton’s penalty declare was stronger than Tottenham’s.
“It’s extra of a penalty than the one on Harry Kane on the different finish!” he stated.
“If Doherty didn’t maintain him there, within the ‘Maguire’ grip, he’s going to get a contact on that.
“For that cause, it’s a transparent and apparent penalty.”