Kane not awarded Newcastle penalty by VAR as decision was ‘subjective’

Kane not awarded Newcastle penalty by VAR as decision was ‘subjective’

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TOTTENHAM star Harry Kane was not awarded a penalty against Newcastle through VAR because the decision was “subjective”  The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) claimed there was not enough evidence to overturn the on-field decision  Kane was brought down in the area by Jamaal Lascelles, with referee Mike Dean refusing to point to the spot in Newcastle’s 1-0 win  The England star, 25, was sent through on goal by Giovani Lo Celso with just 13 minutes to play  Both Kane and Lascelles got into a tangle, with the Toon defender appearing to lose his footing and dragging the Spurs striker down with him  But Dean refused to award the spot-kick, with a PGMOL statement later reading: “It was considered not to be a penalty by the on-field referee VAR-D TIMES  “As this was a subjective decision, the VAR deemed that there was not enough evidence to overturn the original call  “And so [they] stuck with the on-field decision.”  Newcastle record-buy Joelinton had given his side the lead in North London after just 27 minutes – with the visitors just about clinging on despite their meagre 20 per cent possession  Despite Tottenham’s abject performance, fans instead directed their anger towards match official Dean and VAR DRAW DRAMA CHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team  And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).  Read more about the upcoming draw here  One tweeted: “VAR too scared to overrule the on field refs all weekend.  “They might as well not bother, the Chelsea and United games yesterday were a joke and now a rugby tackle on Kane is fine too?”  Another added: “VAR has had a shocker today Two definite penalties not given. Lascelles with a blatant rugby tackle to Kane.” LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool vs Arsenal, City and Spurs scores this weekend and win £100 Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City could face Champions League ‘group of death’ in next Thursday’s draw

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