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Spurs fans highlight Lamela NLD precedent to suggest Scott McTominay should have seen red

Spurs fans highlight Lamela NLD precedent to suggest Scott McTominay should have seen red


Tottenham’s supporters have flooded to social media this evening, to bemoan the decision not to hand Scott McTominay a 2nd yellow card during their meeting with Manchester United.

Son on target

Jose Mourinho’s men are of course currently locked in action with the Red Devils in north London.

The clash marks an absolutely crucial one in the race for a top-4 berth, with hosts Spurs, on the back of further dropped points at Newcastle last time out, having headed into proceedings on Saturday aware that nothing but a victory would suffice.

And, as things stand in the capital, a much-needed 3-point haul is precisely what the Lilywhites are headed towards.

With 45 minutes played, Mourinho and co. boast a 1-0 lead, on the back of Heung-min Son’s strike shortly before the interval.

After Harry Kane slipped in Lucas Moura on the right of the visitors’ box, the Brazilian made no mistake in squaring for Son to slot beyond Dean Henderson from close range:

Lamela precedent highlighted

Tottenham’s opener, however, has not proven the major talking point stemming from this evening’s clash thus far.

Instead, this has centered on a strike at the other end, which was eventually ruled out by VAR.

After Paul Pogba slipped Edinson Cavani in to drive home between the legs of Hugo Lloris, it appeared as though Manchester United had taken firm control of the action in north London.

Replays, however, quickly showcased the fact that, in the buildup to the effort, Scott McTominay’s hand had made contact with the face of Heung-min Son, as the former attempted to fend the South Korean off.

In turn, referee Chris Kavanagh was advised to check the incident on the pitch-side monitor, resulting in the decision to rule the goal out:

What looked set to be the game’s opening goal being overturned, however, was not enough for many of a Tottenham persuasion.

Instead, a host of the Lilywhites faithful have suggested that the woes of Manchester United should have been compounded by the already booked Scott McTominay seeing red.

Those in question have pointed towards a similar incident from last month’s North London Derby, which eventually resulted in Erik Lamela being handed his marching orders for a 2nd bookable offence:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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Leeds vs Tottenham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

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Heung-Min Son15/8 15/8 1/1
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Patrick Bamford9/4 9/4 11/8
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