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Lord Sugar makes big claim about Tottenham's Juan Foyth

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium...

Juan Foyth picked up a red card for Tottenham Hotspur today.

Felipe Anderson of West Ham United vies with Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Lord Sugar has claimed on Twitter that Juan Foyth didn't deserve to be sent off for Tottenham Hotspur today.

Spurs were sent down to nine men by referee Craig Pawson on 48 minutes of this afternoon's trip to Bournemouth.

The Tottenham defender, who only came on at half-time, looked to have over-run the ball and then lunged in on Cherries ace Jack Simpson.

Replays show that Foyth's studs made contact with Simpson's knee in what Pat Nevin said was a 'vile challenge' [BBC Sport].

 

But the club's former chairman says on Twitter that it was 'unfair' on the £8 million Argentine signing from 2017 [Daily Mail], who followed Son Heung-min down the tunnel.

It's a surprising claim by Sugar, given the recklessness and severity it could have inflicted on the Bournemouth man. Yes, Simpson, who carried on, seemed to avoid a serious injury, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a serious challenge and it definitely warranted a red card.

Former Tottenham hitman Gary Lineker offered a less serious reaction to the dismissal.

Despite having nine men for half the game, Mauricio Pochettino's side held out for most of the second half, but a late winner from Nathan Ake on 90 minutes undid the North Londoners, who will have only a one-point cushion in the top four race going into their final game at home to Everton if Chelsea and Arsenal both win this weekend.

Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Sergio Aguero of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium...

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