Video: Arsenal legend calls for change after Harry Kane incident at Leeds

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Harry Kane
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Former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves has called for changes to the offside rule to be made following Tottenham Hotspur’s match at Leeds United on Saturday.

Tottenham had thought they had taken a 2-1 lead through Harry Kane midway through the first half when he latched onto a Dele Alli pass to dink the ball over Illan Meslier.

The goal was ruled offside by the linesman and was subsequently reviewed by VAR who agreed with the decision, despite there being no clear evidence that the forward was in front of the last Leeds defender.

Replays seemingly showed that Kane was level when Dele had played the pass, digital lines were drawn on the screen where the England captain’s left toe appeared in line with the defender’s heel.

Groves claimed that Kane was onside and the goal should have stood and believes too many good goals are being struck off due to incorrect decisions by those in charge of VAR.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Perry, like all the so-called football pundits, should have being screaming for the offside rule to be changed after Paddy Bamford’s arm ruled a good goal out at Crystal Palace, 1 of 4 marginal offside goals Leeds have suffered this season. BTW, where were these media clowns, regarding the farcial penalty Spurs received in first game against Leeds when Aloiski’s touch was 6 inches OUTSIDE the box – just add Kane’s goal to the list of perfect goals that have been disallowed this season & change the offside rule in the summer where the LINES become redundant, the NAKED EYE is the only tool VAR has because maginal offsides are a joke

  2. Totally agree, Var should state that you can only be offside if the players feet are beyond the last defender, not his hand, knee, head, his FEET.

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