Tottenham were denied a perfectly good goal against PSV but referee was correct to show Hugo Lloris red card
- Tottenham drew 2-2 at PSV in Champions League Group B on Wednesday night
- At 1-0 down, Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez had a goal disallowed for offside
- It should have stood as Harry Kane was offside but not interfering with play
- Hugo Lloris was sent off for denying a clear and obvious goalscoring opportunity
Tottenham suffered late heartbreak on Wednesday but they were denied a perfectly good goal in the first half when Davinson Sanchez’s strike was chalked off for offside.
While Harry Kane was standing in an offside position when Sanchez took the shot, he was not interfering with play.
Standing on the goal-line, he was not in the goalkeeper’s line of vision and did not impact on his ability to make a save.
Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez had a perfectly good goal disallowed for offside against PSV
Sanchez slotted the ball past the goalkeeper but Harry Kane (right) was ruled to be offside
Although Kane was stood in an offside position the Spurs striker was not interfering with play
At corners, the officials have to work as a team. The referee is better placed to see the goalkeeper’s line of sight while the assistant can assess how far a player in an offside position is interfering with play.
The assistant must have thought that Kane either touched the ball or hindered the goalkeeper in some way. As neither happened, it was a bad call and the goal should have stood.
It meant that Spurs were only 2-1 ahead when they were reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute.
Hugo Lloris was correctly sent off after charging out of goal and taking down Hirving Lozano. He was reckless and denied a clear and obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
Kane argued his case to the referee but the incorrect decision to disallow the goal stood
Hugo Lloris denied PSV’s Hirving Lozano a clear and obvious goal scoring opportunity
Goalkeeper Lloris was correctly shown a straight red card by referee Slavko Vincic of Slovenia
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