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Former EPL referee explains Anthony Taylor’s controversial decisions

Mark Clattenburg, former EPL referee, who has worked in both UCL and Euro-2016 finals, has given his verdicts on Anthony Taylor’s North London derby decisions.

Both Tottenham and Arsenal have been awarded penalties by Taylor, as Harry Kane equalized, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to score.

Also, Gunners star Lucas Torreira got straight red card for his tackle against Danny Rose.

Clattenburg told Daily Mail on Tottenham penalty: “The penalty was correct. Although Harry Kane was in an offside position when Christian Eriksen delivers the ball, he is not deemed to have committed an offside offence until he plays the ball or attempts to play the ball.

From the replays, you can clearly see the barge happens before Kane is in the process of challenging for the ball.

On Arsenal penalty decision

Referee Anthony Taylor got this one wrong and what a big decision it was, in the 88th minute of a north London derby.

The contact from Davinson Sanchez on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was non-existent. The Arsenal striker goes down looking for a penalty and fools the officials.

It was a dive, so Tottenham will feel justice was done by Hugo Lloris producing the save.

On Torreira red card

Lucas Torreira slid in recklessly on Danny Rose and you can clearly see him catch the Tottenham defender in the shin. This was worthy of a red card, 100 per cent.

The reaction of Rose shows how nasty a challenge it was, too. It was a horrible tackle and Taylor got this one right, staying alert in injury time at Wembley Stadium.

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