Michael Owen contradicted calls for Son Heung-min to be fined by awarding Brentford a penalty as Tottenham Hotspur drew in Ange Postecoglou’s first Premier League game.
In an action-packed and entertaining encounter, Tottenham opened the scoring through Cristian Romero but were then stopped by two quick goals from the home side.
That included Son Heung-min being fined for fouling Bryan Mbeumo – the £22million Spurs forward (FourFourTwo) was named captain of the new Premier League season.
VAR’s replay awarded the penalty which leveled the score before Yoane Wissa’s goal was canceled out by a brilliant shot from Emerson Royal – Glenn Hoddle shared his verdict.
Given that stocks were tainted, that call against Son proved costly and some Spurs fans will be rightly upset about it.
Former England striker Michael Owen was also critical, saying he was “very, very surprised”. Premier League Productions (08/13/23 at 3:10 p.m.).
“We were told it would only be Howlers that they were looking for as a VAR,” Owen said. “It’s not a howler. Some would say it’s a punishment, others would say no.
“I thought that was going to stay on the pitch for the decision so I’m very, very surprised it went to VAR.”
Positive start for Tottenham
Given how difficult the past week has been for Spurs fans in view of Kane’s departure, that’s a positive reaction.
Yes, it’s not the three points but the truth is Postecoglou’s side created enough chances to hurt a Brentford side that finished in the top half last season.
Now it’s all about getting those three points because the post-Kane era is going to be very, very interesting for Spurs.
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