Vertonghen tweets in reaction to having both his Sunderland goals chalked off

Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen thought he had scored twice against Sunderland last weekend. Not anymore...

Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen has joked at his own misfortune on Twitter, after having both his goals against Sunderland judged as not his own or disallowed. 

Vertonghen thought he had hit the back of the net twice in the Premier League fixture but his total for the season still stands at zero. 

The Belgium defender had a last-minute strike wrongly ruled out for offside during the match and earlier this afternoon found out that the dubious goals panel have ruled the one goal he did believe he scored as an own goal.

Vertonghen gave Tottenham the lead against Sunderland, via a considerable deflection, and the dubious goals panel clearly felt that it was significant enough to warrant calling it an own goal.

It caused Vertonghen to laugh at his own misfortune on social media - but there is sure to be a level of annoyance.

The centre-back, who has been in fine form of late, spoke just this week to the club's official site about his frustration at his lack of goals.

Vertonghen wil be hoping he is not so unfortunate next time he hits the back of the net - with his next opportunity to do so likely to come against Leicester City in the FA Cup this weekend. 

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