Gallagher delivers verdict on Tottenham penalty shout against Leicester

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Tottenham suffered defeat to Leicester on Tuesday night.

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Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has told Sky Sports that referee Anthony Taylor was correct to ignore Danny Rose's claims for a Tottenham penalty against Leicester City on Tuesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino's side suffered a 2-1 loss to Spurs, as goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez proved too much for the north Londoners who could only muster a solitary goal through Harry Kane.

Left-back Rose, 27, appealed for a penalty right at the end of the match as Spurs tried in vain to search for an equaliser, as he went down under the challenge of Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi, but referee Taylor waved play on.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur appeals during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Leicester, England.

Gallagher backed his former colleague, stating that the decision was a correct one although he did believe that it was a "tough call" and thought it was a penalty first time round.

"My first reaction was that it was a penalty, but I wasn't so sure after watching it again," Gallagher said, on Thursday's Sky Sports Premier League Daily Show.

"I think he just gets the ball and then Rose goes over his leg. That shows you how difficult the decision is. Tough call but the referee just about got it right."

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Leicester, England.

The loss to Claude Puel's Leicester City sees Spurs win just one point from a possible nine after also suffering defeat to north London rivals Arsenal, while only managing a draw against West Brom at Wembley.

Rose and co. will be hoping to put things right on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Vicarage Road to face Marco Silva's impressive Watford side, who also come into the game off the back of a defeat after losing 4-2 to Manchester United.

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