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.



  1. Let’s be honest var need a total overhaul
    Different rules for different teams. Son gets red card for much less and we’ve seen three or four handball decisions and offside go against us.
    It didn’t help the refs equipment took precedence

  2. Alexander Arnold handball not given v Man City. What pundits wont say , that we all know is had that been up the other end or any opponent at Anfield especially & even away its a penalty for Liverpool. Capoues tackle, seen them given. What most concerns me is Levy thinks players stay young forever & we are now mid table mediocrity at best

  3. it’s a sign of desperation when people ask for a red card. It was reviewed and the correct decision to not give a red card was given. Mans game so man up


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