Former Spur describes Michael Oliver as a ‘poor ref’ after penalty incident

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur were denied a clear and obvious penalty during their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City which could prove to be costly in their bid to finish in the top four of the Premier League come the end of the season.

During the second half, Toby Alderweireld played a ball over the top of the City defence which Dele Alli brought under control on his chest and was about to shoot when the ball struck Kyle Walker’s arm and deflected it away from the Spurs midfielder and out for a corner.

Dele protested to referee Michael Oliver that the former Spurs defender had handled the ball only for his appeals to be waved away.

Oliver appeared to be in a good position to see the incident, but along with the assistant referee took no action and the score remained at 1-0 to condemn Mauricio Pochettino’s side to yet another defeat away from home.

Former Spur Micky Hazard was highly critical of Oliver on Twitter.

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  1. Used to think that he is one of the better and fairer referee but lately he seems to be same as others who favour the traditional big clubs. Spurs needs Var the most as we somehow get the most unfair decisions from most referees! Remember the Chelski goal that never seen crossing the line and the goal that shown on camera scooped out by Mu goal keeper but not given?


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