Sheffield boss Chris Wilder labels handball a ‘farce’ after Harry Kane goal ruled out

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Tottenham Hotspur became the latest victims of VAR in the Premier League this season when they took on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last night.

The Lilywhites found themselves 1-0 down on the half-hour mark despite dominating possession away from home as Sander Berge fired home.

However, just 90 seconds later, Mourinho’s men were up the other end netting a goal of their own through Harry Kane.

Unfortunately, after review from VAR, it was adjudged that the ball had been played against the arm of Lucas Moura in the direct build-up to the goal.

Replays seemed to show that Moura had been fouled during his run and, on his way down, the Sheffield defender had thumped the ball against his arm, playing Kane in on goal.

Despite being on the right side of the call, Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder, labelled the decision a ‘farce’. This comes after Sheffield United too have fallen victim to the new handball rules this season.

Wilder told the BBC: “The back catalogue of decisions that we’ve had and, as you rightly say, one’s gone for us tonight. You know, there’s no deliberate sort of handball in there. I think it’s a little bit of a farce rule at the moment.”

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