Why Spurs would have scored against Sheffield United if the game was held next season

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The Premier League have announced Harry Kane’s disallowed goal against Sheffield United last week would stand next season following new changes to the handball rule (Sky Sports).

The International Football Association Board [IFAB] has agreed on a revised rule which would mean goals such as Harry Kane’s against Sheffield United and Riyad Mahrez’s against Liverpool would now stand.

Spurs were left furious by the decision to disallow Kane’s goal after Lucas Moura was bundled to the ground before having the ball kicked off his arm by a Blades defender in the build up Kane equaliser, only to see it chalked off by VAR.

The new rule states that the attacker’s handball will only be punishable if it occurs ‘immediately’ before the goal.  In other words, if the attacker scores with his arm.

To add to the new ruling, the lawmakers clarified: “It is not an offence if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance (pass or dribble) and/or there are several passes before the goal or goal-scoring opportunity.”

It seems the new law is indicating the officials should use their common sense when making the decisions – something which has been seriously lacking this season with the operators of VAR.

Spurs Web Opinion

Well isn’t that frustrating? That goal could have changed the complexion of the game had it have stood. However, there is no covering up how poor we were in the end. The officiating has been terrible this season with a complete lack of common sense on show.

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