Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce mentioned the stoppage time penalty that allowed his facet to grab a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Sunday was a “nonsense” in one other Premier League conflict determined by the controversial interpretation of the handball rule. Spurs had simply Lucas Moura’s aim to indicate for a dominant first-half show and have been made to pay when Eric Dier was penalised after a VAR evaluation because the ball brushed his arm in problem with Andy Carroll. Callum Wilson transformed the penalty with Newcastle’s first shot on track, prompting Jose Mourinho to march down the tunnel earlier than the full-time whistle had been blown.

Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson mentioned on Saturday the spate of penalties being awarded for contentious handball choices was “ruining” soccer.

“I can perceive why Spurs will go berserk and Roy Hodgson reacted like he did. It’s a complete nonsense,” mentioned Bruce. “We ought to be leaping by means of hoops, however I’d be devastated if that was us.”

Mourinho complained that Tottenham weren’t being handled equally to different golf equipment after an analogous incident when the ball struck Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles on the arm was not punished.

“We all know there are containers and containers, there are containers for Tottenham and containers for different groups. So we saved them away from the field and, on one event we could not, we misplaced two factors,” mentioned Mourinho.

“We deserve the factors and deserve respect. At this second we do not have the factors and we do not have the respect.”

For all their complaints, Mourinho’s males will even need to mirror on not taking their probabilities earlier than the break in entrance of the watching Gareth Bale.

– Bale watches wasteful Spurs –

The Welshman was all smiles within the stand, however was nonetheless not match sufficient to make his second Spurs debut because of a knee damage, whereas Mourinho left Dele Alli out of his 18-man squad utterly for the second straight league sport.

Karl Darlow within the guests’ aim was busy from the third minute as he clawed out Giovani lo Celso’s free-kick and bought as much as block Harry Kane’s follow-up effort.

The England captain examined the Newcastle stopper once more with a diving header moments later.

Kane supplied 4 assists for Son Heung-min in a 5-2 thrashing of Southampton final weekend and was the creator when Spurs did lastly break the impasse on 25 minutes.

Moura’s place is most in danger when Bale is match to return, however reminded Mourinho of the risk he can submit by bundling dwelling his first Premier League aim since December from Kane’s low cross.

Son then hit the woodwork twice with pictures from outdoors the field, whereas Darlow made one other improbable save from Kane’s long-range effort to crucially maintain Newcastle’s deficit right down to only one earlier than half-time.

Spurs’ attacking circulate was interrupted within the second-half with out Son, who was changed at half-time and is now an damage doubt for Tottenham’s hectic week forward as they face Chelsea within the League Cup on Tuesday, Maccabi Haifa in Europa League qualifying on Thursday and journey to Manchester United within the Premier League subsequent Sunday.

But, there was nonetheless treasured little from Newcastle for Tottenham to worry on the different finish till the dramatic finale.

Certainly, the closest the guests got here to scoring earlier than the penalty was when Ben Davies smashed a clearance into his teammate Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and the ball ricocheted vast a minute from time.


However on a weekend already marked by complaints over the handball legislation, Spurs have been stung regardless of Dier clearly having no intent to deal with the ball.

Hugo Lloris bought a hand to Wilson’s penalty, however couldn’t maintain it out, prompting Mourinho to storm off in disgust.

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