Another controversial handball choice gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser by Callum Wilson from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur within the Premier League on Sunday. Spurs had led via a 25th-minute Lucas Moura aim and Newcastle had not managed a shot on course however deep into stoppage time Newcastle’s Andy Carroll and Eric Dier challenged for a ball and the ahead’s header brushed the arm of the Spurs defender.
A VAR evaluation led referee Peter Bankes to have a look at the incident, wherein Dier had his again to the ball as he jumped with Carroll, and level to the spot.
Wilson’s spot-kick squeezed previous Hugo Lloris and earned Steve Bruce’s facet a degree that had seemed unlikely for many of the match.
The incident adopted comparable match-deciding handball choices in Manchester United’s win at Brighton and Everton’s victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The choices are a results of the Premier League adopting the identical interpretation of the handball legislation as has been in operation in different nations for 2 years.
Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson had slammed the strategy to handball after his facet’s defeat on Saturday and Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce mentioned he agreed with Hodgson.
“I can understand why Spurs will go berserk and Roy Hodgson reacted like he did. It is a total nonsense, we should be jumping through hoops but I would be devastated if that was us.
“Maybe Roy is right, maybe we all need to get together. The decisions are ruining the spectacle. We have to get together as managers and say this must stop,” Bruce added.
“It’s impossible to jump without putting your arms up to give you balance. It’s a nonsense. We’ve got away with one today, yes, but it could have quite easily been at our end.”
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho dodged questions concerning the incident saying he didn’t need to be fined.
Mourinho’s facet began brightly and Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow needed to produce an outstanding double save to maintain out a
Giovani Lo Celso free kick and Harry Kane’s follow-up.
Darlow additionally did nicely to save lots of a Kane header however Spurs broke via within the 25th minute — Son Heung-min fed Kane on the left and his low ball throughout the face of aim was turned in by Moura on the far submit.
Son fired a left-foot shot in opposition to the submit earlier than putting the woodwork once more with a drive in opposition to the bar three minutes earlier than the interval.
Mourinho took Son off on the break, maybe bearing in mind the group’s busy schedule with midweek League Cup and Europa League matches on the horizon, however with out the South Korean there was a extra pedestrian look to Tottenham.
Still, Mourinho’s facet appeared to have completed sufficient till late drama which triggered the Portuguese supervisor to storm down the tunnel.