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Paul Merson says he still can’t understand how there was not a penalty during the Tottenham – Newcastle match, when Jamaal Lascelles challenged Harry Kane, but neither referee, nor VAR helped Spurs, as they lost their first Premier League match.
“To this second, I still cannot understand how that was not a penalty,” Merson wrote for Sky Sports.
“Lascelles knew what he was doing when he fell into the path of Kane, the referee didn’t see it that way, fair enough, but if ever there was a ‘clear and obvious error’, the kind VAR was introduced to identify, this was it.”
“It was unbelievable at the highest level, unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was watching.” he added.
Spurs will visit Emirates Stadium to play against Arsenal on Sunday. Martin Atkinson has been appointed for this match.