The North London Derby was a high octane match that could have swung either way. In the end, it finished 1-1, making it the first match that Tottenham have drawn this season.
While Spurs were the better team in the first half, Arsenal opened the scoring through Ramsey and defended resolutely. The second half was a more even affair with neither side managing to get full control of the game, and with both sides having some great chances.
The game involved several hard tackles, two penalties, and even a late red card. So naturally the referee’s decisions have been heavily scrutinized after the game, and in truth, both teams had legitimate grievances about some decisions not going their way.
However, some Arsenal fans have been left riling after the game as they insisted that all the key decisions went against them. Some of them even seemed to allege that there was a conspiracy involved as Spurs always seemed to get the rub of the green with the officials.
Check out how some Arsenal fans reacted after the result:
The officials today were outstanding from a Spurs perspective.
Offside not flagged for Arsenal despite a big 18 yard box line literally showing how far off they are.
Vertonghen looks like he’s about to go and take the Aubameyang penalty. It should have been retaken.
— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) March 2, 2019
“If There Was VAR, Spurs Would Be A Mid table Team!” @MrDtAFC was not happy with the refereeing today and points out where Spurs would be if there was VAR! Was the referee Spur’s Man of the Match today?#Arsenal #Spurs #AFC #AFTV
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) March 2, 2019
Arsenal vs Spurs. The ref was so terrible I swear to god never saw anyone do their job so badly. Lost the 3 points because of a bullshit pen decision where Kane was clearly offside.
— Bart Bach (@Bart_Bachmatiuk) March 3, 2019
If you see journalists and pundits defending the @FA and referees after games, just know it either the decision favours Spurs, Liverpool or Man Utd. Better still the decision was against Arsenal. It's the standard practice these days.
— TonyTheGooner🇬🇭 (@TommySam6) March 3, 2019
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