Ian Wright believes Tottenham got the “advantage” of a handball call in Sunday’s win against Burnley.
After Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Newcastle United on Monday, Wright continued to speak MatchDay Extra on Premier League Productions (05/16/22 at 10:50pm) on Tottenham’s win at the weekend.
Ashley Barnes was penalized for a handball in the first half, with Kevin Friend rescinding his call to VAR and Spurs giving a penalty.
Harry Kane, a brilliant penalty taker, stepped up and did his job to end up scoring the only goal of the game against the relegation contenders.
Wright called the call for a penalty “insane” because he seemed dissatisfied with the current law.
“Especially when Burnley is fighting for his life you see Tottenham benefit from that,” said Wright.
“It kind of scraped his arm, but like you say, it’s the law. People will say, “Well, it’s handball, it hit his arm.” Yes, it is.
“But it’s crazy. It’s not even on target. It didn’t even stop him from going in goal. The ball just went up in the air.”
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The race for Champions League football has really turned on its head in north London.
Arsenal will well and truly kick themselves because it has been in their hands for a long time.
But under Antonio Conte’s leadership, Spurs haven’t stopped and are now just a point away from securing fourth place.
Penalty or no penalty at the weekend, at the end of the day, in this final epoch, Spurs deserve to be in their current position and there should be no excuses from Arsenal.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/05/17/its-crazy-ian-wright-unhappy-at-tottenham-getting-the-benefit/ Ian Wright unhappy ‘Tottenham getting the advantage’