Tottenham thought they should have had a penalty in the first half of their Premier League game against Liverpool on Sunday for a Trent Alexander-Arnold push on Ryan Sessegnon.
Liverpool took the lead through Mohamed Salah after just 11 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but Spurs hit the post soon after and Antonio Conte’s side were then frustrated when their calls for a spot-kick failed. been rejected.
Alexander-Arnold appeared to push Sessegnon into the box after 22 minutes in an action similar to that which saw Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo concede a penalty – and earn a red card – against Fulham on Saturday.
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Replays showed Sessegnon may be looking for contact, but there was a push from Alexander-Arnold and he can perhaps count himself lucky that referee Andrew Madley decided to brush aside Spurs’ protests.
VAR also decided not to intervene and Liverpool led 2-0 – again by Salah – following a calamitous error by Tottenham defender Eric Dier.
That leaves Tottenham with a mountain climb after another poor first-half performance, with Liverpool on course for their first Premier League away win this season.