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Gary Neville forgot the offside law while on Sky Sports commentary during Spurs 1-4 Chelsea

Gary Neville forgot the offside law while on Sky Sports commentary during Spurs 1-4 Chelsea

Gary Neville was on form during commentary of Spurs vs Chelsea, but he forgot how one of the laws.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville forgot the offside law during the crazy game between Spurs and Chelsea.

Chelsea inflicted Spurs' first Premier League defeat of the season on Monday night in one of the most chaotic matches in recent times.

Spurs had both Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie sent off, while key duo Micky van de Ven and James Maddison were both forced off with injuries.

In a game where they were five disallowed goals and a penalty converted by Cole Palmer, Nicolas Jackson scored a 20-minute hat-trick against a Spurs side who had the highest defensive line ever seen from a side with nine players.

It was pulsating and the sheer chaos brought the best out of Gary Neville, who was on fine form in the commentary booth longside Peter Drury.

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Image: Getty

However, the former United skipper did have a bit of a gaffe while in the gantry.

Spurs went 1-0 up through Dejan Kulusevski and thought they had a two-goal cushion when Heung-Min Son stabbed home from Brennan Johnson's cross.

However, the South Korean had just strayed offside and so the flag went up.

A mandatory VAR check took place and though Johnson was onside, Son was clearly off.

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Image: Getty

Neville had some difficulty though and wondered if he had been played onside by the hand of a Chelsea defender.

That is despite the law being that an attacker cannot be played onside by a defender's hand.

Neville commented: "Is it this one where he is offside or is it this one? Or is it neither? Here we go, let the fun begin.

"My initial look on both angles is that it looks onside on both, but it might be a Chelsea defender’s hand that keeps him onside. It’s the shoulder, yes it’s off. But it’s close, very close."

Plenty of viewers reacted to Neville briefly forgetting the law.

One said: "How is Gary Neville giving analysis on offside calls and VAR when he thinks a hand keeps someone onside lol."

A second said: "Gary Neville has just said live on air that son isn't offside because of the Chelsea player's hand.... The guy is an absolute clown!"

A third user stated: "Gary Neville thinking the hand can be offside."

A fourth fumed: "Gary Neville doesn’t even know the offside rule the clown."

A final person reacted: "Gary Neville thought the offside line was drawn from the hand."

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Image: Getty

The call was one of the easiest in an action-packed clash where Romero saw red for a wild tackle on Enzo Fernandes and Udogie was dismissed for two challenges on Raheem Sterling.

Both could have walked earlier for separate incidents.

Spurs return to action on Saturday against Wolves, while Chelsea travel to champions Manchester City.

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Topics: Gary Neville, Sky Sports, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Ange Postecoglou, Mauricio Pochettino