VAR steals the show as Maddison continues to shine!
VAR is again the centre of controversy as Maddison wins the game for Leicester. The Champions League aftermath was clearly visible in the Tottenham ranks as they showcased another dismal performance away from home to lose their 9th consecutive away match. A typical Premier League match with end to end stuff throughout the game. The quality with which the two sides played was dwarfed by the controversy created by the VAR.
Pleasure soon turned into pain and then into agony as an efficient Tottenham side dropped 3 points away from home at the King Power Stadium. Son was judged offside as Aurier was denied his first goal in the Premier League in one and a half year. Harry Kane put the visitors ahead after 29 minutes with an improvised finish which surely delighted the Spurs fans.
Harry Kane has now scored 14 goals vs. Leicester, at least four more than he has managed against another other club in his career.
This is his 13th game against them. 😳 pic.twitter.com/x27ukZkQrP
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 21, 2019
But their pleasure was soon turned into pain as Aurier’s goal was denied by the VAR after Son was judged to be offside by mere millimetres. A controversy in itself the VAR was surely too harsh on the Korean forward proving yet again the gone are the days when the attackers received the benefit of the doubt. But given the quality of the games these days and the small margins the effect it, the decision is a sneak peek into what the future holds for the game. In the previous editions of the Premier League the referees had been targeted for alleged wrong decisions or being too lenient in certain cases and too harsh in the others. With the use of VAR the truth is wide open for all to see. Still the fans are divided whether the decision are right or wrong.
The decision proved to be the turning point as The Foxes equalized through Ricardo Pereira 20 minutes from time. Leicester continued to pile on the pressure on the mentally tired and astonished Tottenham side and got in front through a brilliant dipping strike into the bottom left corner from James Maddison in the 85th minute.
After draw against Chelsea and a loss against Manchester United, The Foxes got what they deserved albeit with a stroke of luck as the VAR remained the center of attention. Tottenham will probably finish outside the top 6 after the weekend which should not be seen as something out of the ordinary given the inefficiency, fragility and inconsistency of the tem. Mauricio Pochettino will surely be unhappy after this match but will have to pull his squad up for the campaign still to come.
Brenden Rodgers, on the other hand, will surely be delighted with the fight that his team put up against the UEFA Champions League runner-ups with this substitution giving instant reward as Choudhury assisted Maddison whose reputation will surely continue to rise in the future.
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