Once again a Premier League referee costs a team 3 points!
The free kick given to Arsenal which eventually leads to their first goal, should never have been given, Davinson Sanchez wins the ball cleanly. Mike Dean’s explanation of the Spurs player was pulling the Arsenal forward’s shirt is totally unfounded from all angles, where was the linesman by the way?
Even when the free kick is delivered into the box, goalscorer Mustafi was standing in an off-side position! The second goal, the Arsenal player was level with the Spurs defence when the ball was played, which also constitutes them being offside.
How the Arsenal player Xhaka didn’t get sent off is another Mike Dean mystery. He deliberately takes out Davinson Sanchez in the 23rd minute, with a nasty bodycheck, no card, then a few minutes later receives only a yellow card, for a particularly nasty foul on Dele Alli.
Although it’s fair to say, that Spurs weren’t at the races on Saturday, the referee’s decisions, changed the whole dynamic, especially wrongly giving Arsenal that free-kick which ultimately led to Arsenal’s first (offside) goal!
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