Graham Potter honestly admits Hojbjerg may have been fouled in VAR controversy

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Brighton head coach, Graham Potter has admitted that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg may have been fouled in the build-up to his side’s equaliser last night against Spurs.

The Seagulls were the better side for large parts of the game and continued to knock on the door in the second 45 after a dominant first-half performance.

However, when Hojbjerg looked to carry the ball out of defence, it looked as if the referee should have blown up for a foul when he was chopped down from the side.

Graham Scott waved play on and Brighton eventually scored through Lamptey with a lovely finish, although the previous incident was then checked via VAR.

After being told to go to the monitor and watching the incident repeatedly for a few minutes, Scott decided that he did not make a mistake and the goal stood.

It appears that even the Brighton head coach was doubtful, although Potter did add that Harry Kane’s penalty was also questionable in the first half.

He said (Football London): “It’s another conversation around refereeing and VAR which I’m not too interested in. I can’t control what they do. When I saw them live I wasn’t sure about Harry Kane’s one. With our one, it seemed quite similar to Lamptey’s one against Palace. I thought it might have been a foul in the build-up to our goal. I thought we played well though and I’d rather concentrate on that.

“I don’t think they’re [referees] doing it on purpose. They’re human beings like me and they might make mistakes like me. I can’t get het up about it because it’s not going to improve my team.”

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