“Making the rules up as they go along” – Some Spurs fans feel hard done by after VAR decision

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s match with Chelsea just before Christmas saw Jose Mourinho’s side fail to close the gap on their London rivals.

The Portuguese saw his side suffer a 2-0 defeat to his former employers, who extended their advantage over Spurs to six points.

Spurs were reduced to ten men in the second half when Heung-min Son was shown a straight red card following a VAR check for violent conduct.

The forward tangled with Antonio Rudiger and was claimed to have kicked out at the Chelsea defender.

A similar incident happened during the match between Chelsea and Manchester United last night.

United defender Harry Maguire appeared to kick out at Michy Batshuayi, which saw the England international escape any punishment.

Maguire remained on the field and helped United to a 2-0 win by heading in the Old Trafford outfit’s second goal.

United’s victory helped to keep the gap between Chelsea and Spurs to just a single point with both sides due to meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.

Both matches by referee Anthony Taylor – but both are classed as subjective decisions, and this time VAR Chris Kavanagh decided in Maguire’s favour.

Some Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to the decision.

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