Harry Kane believes he should have been awarded a stoppage-time penalty against Arsenal this afternoon.

The England captain, who put Spurs 2-0 in front at the Emirates Stadium with a penalty earlier in the game, went down under a challenge from Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but referee Martin Atkinson awarded a goal-kick, instead of pointing to the spot.

Kane looked to have already been going to ground, but admitted it was the wrong decision.

Speaking on Sky Sports, the Spurs striker said: “I think it was a penalty. If I am on the half-way line I get it. When you are in the box it is kind of 50/50. The referee probably thinks I am looking for it, but all I am trying to do is shield the ball. It is one of them, it could be given in some games, but it wasn’t today.”

Had Kane been given the chance from 12-yards and then beaten Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal, he would have been out alone in terms of most goals ever scored in this fixture, but remains level with former Spurs strikers Bobby Smith and Emmanuel Adebayor on 10 goals each.

It’s the second time the striker has been denied a penalty in the space of eight days after he was scythed down Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelle in the 1-0 defeat to the Magpies at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend.



  1. Harry looks as of he was diving. He was pulled down as in the Newcastle game but he helped it the way he dropped. It was a penalty but with a referee as bad as that one he was never going to win


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