Tottenham came away with a 3-1 win over Leicester City at Wembley to keep themselves in the hunt for the title.
The game which was a closely contested affair, saw quite a few controversial calls by referee Michael Oliver.
In the first half Son Heung-Min was booked for diving after he went down from a challenge from Harry Maguire. However, replays clearly showed that the South Korean had gotten a touch on the ball before he was tripped by the England defender.
Oliver made another controversial call in the second half when he awarded a penalty to Leicester after James Maddison went down under a challenge from Jan Vertonghen. Looking at the replay, it was once again clear that Oliver had gotten his decision wrong as it was Maddison who appeared to force the contact with Vertonghen before going down easily.
Fortunately, Leicester didn’t manage to convert the penalty as Vardy’s spot-kick was well saved by Hugo Lloris. Staggeringly, it took until the 52nd minute before Spurs were handed their first free kick in the game as all the decisions had gone the Foxes way until then.
Naturally, Spurs fans weren’t too happy with the officiating in the game. Here’s how some fans reacted on social media:
The amount of decisions that Michael Oliver is getting wrong today at Wembley is frightening. Awarding things that no-one else has seen and letting things slide that should have been given. No grip of the game #TOTLEI
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) February 10, 2019
We are never drawing a football match again and there’s nothing Michael Oliver can do about it
— Jake. (@YedIin) February 10, 2019
Oliver has been LCFC's best player by miles
— Bardi (@BardiTFC) February 10, 2019
Michael Oliver is the worst referee in the league. Disgraceful performance.
— Soph🌸 (@soph_thfc) February 10, 2019
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