Tim Sherwood has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against West Ham United, that Mauricio Pochettino’s side got lucky that their goal in the contest was allowed to stand.
Serge Aurier lunged into a tackle on the half way line, before the ball eventually ended up a Heung-Min Son’s feet, and the South Korean lashed it into the back of the net.
And Sherwood feels that Aurier’s challenge should have been called as a foul by referee Mike Dean.
"That is a foul," Sherwood said. "He’s not in control of himself. He gets the ball, but he’s endangering an opponent."
Sherwood’s view is a controversial one, as even West Ham boss David Moyes admitted after the match that he felt Aurier’s tackle was a fair one.
The Ivorian certainly took the ball, but he made a lunging motion which does often get awarded as a foul in modern day football.
Despite this slice of fortune, Spurs left Wembley disappointed, as they were not able to get past West Ham on a frustrating night.
David Moyes’ sat very deep in the contest and showed very little attacking intent, but a belter from Pedro Obiang had put them into the lead.
Son’s goal did at least rescue a point for Spurs, but Pochettino’s side are still playing catch up in the race for a top four spot, and currently sit three points behind Liverpool.