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Jan Vertonghen reacts to penalty decision in Tottenham draw

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Jan Vertonghen reacts to penalty decision in Tottenham draw

Jan Vertonghen has taken to Twitter to label the decision to award a penalty against Tottenham Hotspur ‘absolutely shocking’.

Spurs looked to be closing in on a 1-0 win against a disappointing Newcastle United side on Sunday. However, there was late controversy following a free-kick for the Magpies.

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Andy Carroll’s header hit Eric Dier’s arm before being cleared. However, the defender clearly had absolutely no idea of where the ball was, with Carroll standing behind him for the free-kick.

The VAR suggested that the referee needed to have another look at the incident. And after consulting the pitch-side monitor, a penalty was given to Steve Bruce’s side.

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Callum Wilson found the back of the net, prompting Jose Mourinho to head down the tunnel before the full-time whistle had blown.

Understandably, plenty of those associated with Tottenham could not hide their frustrations after the game.


He may have now left the club, but Vertonghen could not help but also express his outrage on social media.

The Belgian was clearly upset about Dier being penalised. And it was clear that the Benfica man wants a change to the law that has also caught out the likes of Joel Ward and Victor Lindelof in incredibly controversial circumstances.

Here is what Vertonghen posted on social media following the game…

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