Arsenal legend Bob Wilson suggests reason why Tottenham Hotspur might not have deserved Manchester City romp

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The Arsenal goalkeeper legend was not happy with the match officials and the lack of TV footage for officials.

Tottenham Hotspur have thrashed the Premier League champions elect Manchester City at White Hart Lane.

When City went 1-0 up through Kevin De Bruyne it looked as though City, who have been the outstanding team in the Premier League this season, were on their way to yet another victory.

However Spurs had other ideas.

Goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and the absolutely sensational Erik Lamela put City to the sword in a confident result.

However the match officials were once again at the centre of attention.

The De Bruyne goal was a slither offside. In fairness to the linesman, the Belgian was moving quickly and on the counter-attack – the mistake could be understood.

The next goal was not so dubious. Kyle Walker was a mile offside before crossing the ball which eventually found its way to Dier.

Kane was also offside when he scored, beyond the last man when Eriksen struck his free-kick. With the rugby currently utilising TV to make the right decisions in the World Cup many are wondering why football does not do the same.

One such man is an Arsenal legend. Bob Wilson might have been annoyed simply because the offside decisions favoured his North London rivals but the former goalkeeper – who played 308 games at Arsenal – made it clear that the lack of technology in the game was indefensible:

Tottenham fans will be thankful however, as they won out in the poor refereeing counts this afternoon.

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