Eric Dier questioned the referee’s decision to rule out Tottenham’s second goal against Southampton for a foul on Fraser Forster.
Tottenham pushed the bodies forward and pushed the Saints back for the entire second half after Mohammed Salisu was sent off just before the break.
The home side managed to dig deep and score a point, much to the frustration of Antonio Conte’s men.
Spurs have had the ball in the Southampton net a few times but the goals have been ruled out.
As VAR’s decision to declare Harry Kane offside was the most controversial decision, Dier felt that referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to strike for a foul on Forster in the 67th minute was tough on the road.
The Saints goalie appeared to spill the ball, but Taylor decided Forster was hampered by Matt Doherty. However, Dier felt it was a Southampton player who got in Forster’s path.
Tottenham center-back told BBC Sport (17:47 12/29/21) of the disallowed goal: “It didn’t look so bad. I thought there was a player from Southampton in his [Fraser Forster’s] path.
“The goalkeepers are too protected, especially outside the penalty area. They can jump and use their hands, which is a good enough advantage.
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I agree that the guards are too protected. However, based on how the laws are implemented, the referee was always going to blow for a foul on Foster on this occasion.
The offside call on Kane was the most disappointing decision, especially since we were told that VAR would not be used to cut marginal offside calls like this.
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