Heung-Min Son’s penalty claim for Tottenham vs Leicester divides fans

Tottenham vs Leicester

Tottenham hosted Leicester on Sunday as they looked to regain some ground on 1st place, Liverpool.

After beating Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday, Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League and went eight points clear of 3rd place Spurs.

So, Spurs needed to beat Leicester to reduce the gap and keep their slim title hopes alive.

As for Leicester, they started the day 12th in the league as they went in search of their first win in five games.

Claude Puel

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on January 19, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Son’s penalty claim

Tottenham would start the game brightly and in the 16th minute had a penalty claim.

The inform Heung-Min Son went down after catching Harry Maguire’s foot.

Spurs were not awarded a penalty and Son was instead shown a yellow card for simulation.

This has sparked a debate online as to if it was a dive/penalty.

While there was some contact, it could also be argued Son initiated said contact.

Son also became the 4th Spurs player to be booked for diving this season.

Twitter reaction

Here is some of the mixed reaction Son’s penalty shout got on Twitter.

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