Micky Hazard has hit back at Oli McBurnie after the Sheffield United striker took to social media to complain about his sending-off.

The time-wasting antics of the Blades stars frustrated the Spurs players and the fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, with the away side receiving treatment for every little knock and taking their time over goal kicks and set pieces.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

In the end, that came back to bite the Sheffield club as 12 minutes of injury time was added at the end of the game and Tottenham made full use of it, scoring in the 98th and 100th minute, thus giving Paul Heckingbottom’s men hardly anytime to respond.

To rub salt into the world for the visitors, McBurnie received a second yellow late in the game for his protests to referee Peter Bankes after a free kick decision went against him.

Micky Hazard gives his take on time wasting

The Scottish striker took to social media after the game to allege that there was a double standard in the manner in which Bankes dealt with the two sets of players and Hazard put him in his place by insisting that Sheffield United got what they deserved.

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The Blades’ time-wasting tactics were blatant right from kick-off, with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham being the worst offender.

The 32-year-old took advantage of the fact that he was already on a yellow, realising that the referee would hesitate to give him a second yellow for time-wasting. The away side’s antics made the manner of the win particularly satisfying.

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