Fans Think Andy Robertson Should Have Been Sent Off in Liverpool Vs Tottenham
Andy Robertson followed through heavily on Japhet Tanganga in Liverpool vs Spurs and fans think he was lucky to escape a red card.
Liverpool defeated Spurs 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to move 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
But one key incident involved Robertson and the young defender contesting for a ball which saw the Scotsman plant his studs on Tanganga's ankle.
Despite winning the ball, his boot was high and fans were shocked the incident wasn't reviewed by VAR.
2 challenges in the same day. One is reviewed and a red card given, the other not even looked at.
Both high, both reckless and both studs in the air.
Wonder why VAR didn't look at the latest one by Robertson #TOTLIV #ARSCRY pic.twitter.com/qS9yxb04Kk
- Craig :100::flag_gb: (@Craig_MCFC_) January 11, 2020
If Danny Rose or Aurier did that, it'd be a straight red. Because it was a Liverpool player, who cares? #livarpool #COYS pic.twitter.com/22lbi7582V
- millie (@millied2005) January 11, 2020
Many were also quick to compare the challenge to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's earlier today, with the Arsenal captain receiving red against Crystal Palace.
One is a yellow then reviewed as red, the other is no card and no review... Where's the consistency #livarpool #fuckvar #afc pic.twitter.com/AtLWeCWjxV
- Joe Mills (@JoeyMillzy) January 11, 2020
One of these challenges was overturned to red. Similar tackles. Not even looked at from Robertson. No consistency with the VAR. #TOTLIV #LiVARpool pic.twitter.com/b4IZRoY1np
- AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) January 11, 2020
One of these challenges was overturned to red. Similar tackles. look at that from Robertson. No consistency with the VAR at all . #TOTLIV #LiVARpool pic.twitter.com/hbgcfOuZxo
- Yaro (@vimejoraz) January 11, 2020
Liverpool will be glad to leave North London with all three points after a competitive second half.
Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game as his first half strike saw Jurgen Klopp's side record their 20th league victory of the season.
Jose Mourinho's side grew into the game in the second half and had multiple chances to snatch a point.
Liverpool were able to extend their lead at the top following Leicester City's shock 2-1 home defeat to Southampton earlier in the day.
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Liverpool have been knocking at the door and Firmino smashes it down! :door::boom:
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Manchester City could return to second place with victory over Aston Villa in Sunday's late kick-off.
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