Tim Sherwood: Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier endangered an opponent last night

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

Tim Sherwood has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur's goal against West Ham United should have been ruled out, as Serge Aurier made a foul in the build up.

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Tim Sherwood acknowledges his sides fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on May...

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.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur takes a throw in during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Leicester,...

"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.

Serge Aurier of Tottenham Hotspur FC in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13, 2017 in...

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.

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