Watford and Tottenham both had a bit of good fortune on their way to earning a point each at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Paulo Gazzaniga kept Spurs in it by saving Troy Deeney’s penalty, and the Hornets were saved by goal-line technology when Erik Lamela came millimetres away from winning it for the visitors.
But the Hornets were a tad more fortunate in that they probably should have gone down to 10 men in the first half. Former Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue put in a dangerous tackle on Japhet Tanganga that was arguably worthy of a red card.
Jose Mourinho refused to comment on the incident after the game, saying to speak about VAR and decisions would be to “go in a direction that I don’t want to go” (via Football London).
Watch the tackle and below and let us know if you think Capoue should have been sent off in the comments section.
😕 Former referee Peter Walton explains why Étienne Capoue's red card challenge on Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga wasn’t reviewed by VAR.
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