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Late VAR drama denies Spurs victory against Newcastle

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Late VAR drama denies Spurs victory against Newcastle

A well shaped Tottenham Hotspur were denied a well deserved victory against Newcastle who scored a last gasp equalizer from the penalty spot after another controversial handball decision.

Spurs could have been 5-0 up if they had taken their chances by the time Andy Carroll headed a cross against Eric Dier’s arm from close range. The decision was made after video assistant referee consultation.

Callum Wilson stepped up to score the penalty with practically the last kick – and Spurs boss Jose Mourinho walked down the tunnel in disgust.

In addition, his coach, Nuno Santo, was red carded after the final whistle as the Spurs bench and players raged at what they saw as a robbery.

Lucas Moura had put Spurs ahead at the back post from a low cross by Harry Kane, the England striker’s fifth assist in two league games.

Spurs would have been out of sight had it not been for Magpies keeper Karl Darlow, who made 10 saves – including two excellent ones to deny Kane.

Son Heung-min, who scored four goals in last weekend’s 5-2 win over Southampton, hit the woodwork twice but was replaced at half-time.

Newcastle were cautious and created very few chances as they failed to have a shot on target until the late, late drama.

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