Tottenham legend Graham Roberts blasts referee Michael Oliver

Match Referee Michael Oliver shows a yellow card to Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on...

Oliver has come in for criticism from Tottenham fans for booking Son Heung-min against Leicester City.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur protests to referee Michael Oliver after giving away a penalty during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley...

Graham Roberts has told Michael Oliver on Twitter that he should learn from ex-Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher, after the latter claimed Oliver was wrong to book Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min on Sunday.

Son, 26, went down in the penalty area under the challenge of Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, but Oliver ruled that he had dived instead of being fouled and showed the South Korea international a yellow card.

 

Gallagher told Sky Sports stated Oliver had got the decision wrong during Spurs' victory at Wembley, claiming: "I thought it was a penalty - it's certainly not simulation, is it? There is so much contact."

Roberts reacted to Gallagher's verdict on Son's booking, by claiming that Oliver should take some advice from Gallagher with many Spurs fans aggrieved at his performance on the whole - more so than just the penalty.

Spurs still managed to secure all three points against the Foxes, though they were hardly at their best. Peter Schmeichel described their performance as "terrible" while watching with BeIN Sports.

Goals from Son, Davinson Sanchez and Christian Eriksen earned a 3-1 win, keeping them in touch with Liverpool and Manchester City. Focus switches to the Champions League this week, as they take on Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur speak with Match Referee Michael Oliver during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley...

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