What is it about Spurs that make referees hate us so. We already hold the title for having the-most-over-the-line-shot-ruled-out after Pedro Mendes was denied against Manchester United ten years ago and now we have just had a goal scrubbed out for the most ridiculous offside decision you’ll ever see.

Jan Vertonghen was clearly in his own half when played in to score a long range effort that would have made it 3-1 to Tottenham, only to be ruled offside.

Perhaps the return of Jermain Defoe meant that the linesman just got into the habit of raising his flag. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the decision.



  1. The ref was right behind Jan, can we complain to get the goal on the score sheet? It might be important at the end of the season.

  2. There should be an official to butt in and tell the ref he is wrong!! Save his arse as he will get reprimanded now..and the idiot linesman

  3. It’s’ not the first time Foy has let down Spurs with downright inexcusable decision, he should never be a Premiership Referee, he is just useless he really is.
    Let him just stick local park games where jumpers for goalposts are used because that is about his limit. Pathetic little man!!!

  4. When a referee & assistant DO NOT KNOW the basic laws of football, they should be a). sacked! b). forced to re-sit the referees exam & should they pass, c). start all over again with parks football!
    When the ball was played, the referee is 3yds behind Vertonghen & assistant was at the half way line/level with the defender – only player just entering that half!
    So, where on earth did they both see Vertonghen at that precise moment?? Was their spatial awareness & peripheral vision so poor they couldn’t see & didn’t even subsequently realise Vertonghen was in his own half??
    Worst decision I’ve ever seen in 45+ YEARS of watching football!

  5. sell soldado for 15millon, sell Naughton for 4 million, sell kaboul for 5million, sell paulinho for 15 million, sell sell capoue for 8million, sell Lennon for 10 million, sell chiriches for 10million, sell Townsend for 8million to Southampton and buy jay rodriguez for 20million
    ,sell dembele to any club than epl for 30million to make funds for buying.

    please make funds and buy these players to get top four finish please

    buy jay rodriguez for 20million by selling Townsend to Southampton for 8million , buy Héctor Moreno for 25million, buy Memphis depay for his prices. buy Konoplyanka for 7 million, buy genua goalkeeper perin for 12millon, buy James Mccarthy for 25million, buy rabiot on loan from psg.try to buy Stephen el Shaarawy for his prices and try to land luka modric back because he is trying to leave from real Madrid. sell hugo lloris to real Madrid for 20million and buy luka modric back because he is trying to leave from real Madrid. i heard this from tottenham Hotspur news in newsnow. and in real Madrid news

  6. FA or Referee’s association England, please look at the TV replay again, AND decide if Vertonghen ran from his halve, n scored.
    N let justice prevail. Set a clear standard. If Ref erred, rectify if not, no more action.
    Modern ‘ technology ‘ don’t LIE. A Yes or No period.

  7. I cannot understand why technology is not used to clarify to the referee if there was any reason not to allow any goal to stand. This would take a few seconds when the ball is in the net and clear up all the controversy.


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