Tottenham saw a last-minute Harry Kane goal disallowed for offside while Antonio Conte was sent off for protesting against the VAR decision.
Kane thought he had secured a 2-1 goal against Sporting CP in the Champions League when he fired in from close range in the dying seconds of the match in north London. However, the goal was chalked off for offside after a lengthy VAR check, much to the bemusement of the Spurs players and bench, leading to Conte being shown a red card for voicing his anger.
"It was offside…"
"But why?! Why?! The ball went backwards!"
Eric Dier is in disbelief!
— The Spurs Web (@thespursweb) October 26, 2022
Matt Doherty on the disallowed goal: “I think you can see from the celebrations we thought we won it. I don’t really know what happened at the end.
“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.”
Antonio Conte on the disallowed goal:
“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.”
The draw keeps Tottenham top of Group D but leaves their Champions League last 16 qualification hopes in the balance, with Conte’s side needing a draw at Marseille on Tuesday to send them through.