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.
Oliver don’t see a blatant blatant hand ball but he can see a shoulder to shoulder as a foul, poor ref
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) April 20, 2019
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