Tottenham denied late win in Champions League as Harry Kane’s goal ruled out for offside
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 27
Harry Kane was denied a late winner for Spurs in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)

were denied a late win against Sporting in the after ’s injury-time goal was ruled out for offside.

Former Spurs midfielder Marcus Edwards put the Portuguese side in front in the first half and Spurs had to wait until the 80th minute for Rodrigo Bentancur to equalise.

’s side then thought they had secured a place in the Champions League knockout stage as Kane met Emerson Royal’s header inside Sporting’s box to lash home from close range.

But after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was ruled out as Kane was offside from Emerson’s header across the box.

Conte was also shown a red card on the touchline, meaning he will not be in the dugout for Spurs’ final Group D game against Marseille next Tuesday.

The result leaves Spurs top of Group D with eight points, but Sporting and Eintracht Frankfurt are close behind on seven points, while Marseille have six points.

Harry Kane was offside from Emerson Royal’s header across the box (Picture: BT Sport)

Speaking about the offside call after the game, Conte said: ‘I think the ball was in front of Kane and the goal is a goal. Yeah. I don’t understand the line they put. It very difficult to comment on this decision.

‘VAR is doing a lot of damage. I want to see if in another stadium of a big team if they are ready to disallow this type of goal. I’d like to know this.

‘A lot of injustice. I don’t like this type of situation. I see not positive things.

Antonio Conte was sent off after Spurs’ late goal was disallowed (Picture: Reuters)

‘The second half was positive and we played with a great intensity. We deserved to win but we know what happened.

‘I don’t understand why we have to get something from the next game when we can finish the qualification in this game. When you invent this type of situation, you create a lot of damage of the club.’

‘I think you can see from the celebrations we thought we won it. I don’t really know what happened at the end,’ Spurs defender Matt Doherty told BT Sport.

‘I thought because it went backwards and hit a defender it was a different phase of play. I’ll have to look at the rule book. A few of us don’t have a clue what happened.

‘If we’re being honest we didn’t play that well. They nullified us in the first half and deserved to be ahead.

‘We’re top of the group. It’s not how we wanted the night to go but it’s still in our hands.’


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