Tottenham 1 – Liverpool 2
Liverpool’s perfect start to the season continued on Saturday at Wembley.
Last season Tottenham beat Liverpool 4-1 in this fixture. That day Dejan Lovren was the fall-guy for the Reds.
However this Saturday, Tottenham supporters were looking at the likes of Michel Vorm and Eric Dier as they lost to Jurgen Klopp’s men.
A Georginio Wijnaldum header gave Liverpool a 39th minute lead. Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool’s lead early in the second half.
While Erik Lamela scored in injury time to set up a frantic finish.
Sadio Mane vs Son Heung min
Son Heung min made his return to Tottenham in the second half.
Should the South Korean have been awarded a last gasp penalty?
In the final stages of the game, Son went down in the box under a challenge from Sadio Mane.
Mane didn’t get the ball. Instead the Liverpool striker kicked Son’s ankle.
The Tottenham star fell in the box. But the ref didn’t award a penalty.
Man City & Tottenham fans react
Both Man City and Tottenham fans have been annoyed by the non-penalty call.
Man City fans believe Liverpool have been given a helping hand in the race for the title.
As for Spurs, they believe they were denied a share of the spoils.
Social media reaction is below.
That’s a stonewall pen on Son — once again the officials have been kind to Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/algWGAf0dx
— DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) September 15, 2018
Clear pen. Officials trying their best to gift the league to Liverpool.
— ً (@ManLoicRemy) September 15, 2018
Love love LOVE the fact that Mané fouled Son in the box and it wasn’t called. All those Liverpool fans crying like little babies all last season about VAR, this one is for you: that was a foul. It wasn’t called. I’m fine with that. VAR doesn’t “solve” subjective controversies.
— Samuel Army (@BarstoolSam) September 15, 2018
No wonder Jurgen Klopp celebrates that goal kick like a mad man. Sadio Mane kicks through Son Heung-min’s leg in the penalty box while attempting to prevent the Korean’s shot. #TOTLIVhttps://t.co/0l3rK9OvRq pic.twitter.com/zKDt46SuYH
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) September 15, 2018