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Spurs Fan Somehow Predicted Fernando Llorente Scoring The Winner With His Hip

Spurs Fan Somehow Predicted Fernando Llorente Scoring The Winner With His Hip

Did anyone ever foresee Fernando Llorente scoring the goal that sent Spurs through to the Champions League quarter-final? Well somehow one fan predicted it perfectly.

Prior to the game, Spurs supporter and Twitter user @MigaTron81 said that Mauricio Pochettino's side would concede but that their big 34-year old striker would score with "the most garbage goal off his hip".

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And as we know, that is exactly what happened. The former Swansea City and Athletic Bilbao man bundled the ball in past Ederson from Christian Eriksen's corner.

Turkish referee Cakir went to the VAR screen and after a long wait, elected to award the goal and gestured to his hip while City players protested that he ball had come off his arm.

As a result of substitute Llorente becoming Spurs' hero, the tweet from 'Uncle Miggy' has blew up on social media, with nearly 3,000 retweets, over 7,000 likes and a whole lot of replies.

Speaking after his his side's quarter final defeat, Pep Guardiola lamented the referee not using a specific angle on the VAR review.

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"I support VAR but maybe from one angle Fernando Llorente's goal is handball, maybe from the referee's angle it is not," Guardiola said, as per The Guardian.

The angle that Guardiola is referring to shows the ball clearly striking Llorente's arm before it hits his hip and ends up in the back of the net.

The law on handballs in the game will change as part of a number of IFAB rule changes coming into play next season, meaning accidental handball - like in the case of Llorente last night because his arm was by his side - would see the goal disallowed.

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Football News, Fernando Llorente, Etihad Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Champions League

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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