Ian Wright agrees with Jesse Marsch after the Leeds United manager blasted the decision to allow Harry Kane’s goal to stand in the 4-3 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday, writes the MOT.
After the game, as quoted by LeedsLive, Marsch revealed that he spoke to the fourth official about what he thought was a foul on goalkeeper Illan Meslier by Spurs’ Clement Lenglet.
He was stunned by the failure to review the goal on the pitchside monitor and Arsenal legend Wright agrees that Lenglet’s push on Meslier should have led to the goal being disallowed.
Speaking on Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday night (12 November, 29m57s), Wright said: “I think [Marsch] is right about this one.
“When you look at Lenglet, this is a foul on the goalkeeper and I can’t understand how…”
Alan Shearer then agreed: “I think it’s a foul as well.”
Wright added: “Look at that. He’s literally straight into his chest.
“There’s no way the goalkeeper’s going to get a good hand on it and they’ve been unlucky with that one, you can’t deny that.”
26′ Goal Tottenham. Kane scores after Meslier is pushed into his goal by Lenglet. The players demand VAR to look at it, but the goal is somehow given? 1-1
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