‘Why does he look so sassy?’

Fans have been scratching their heads online after noticing Craig Pawson’s fourth official reaction to Tottenham’s injury-time winner against Manchester City.

Harry Kane’s late header sparked wild scenes at the Etihad, with Tottenham Boss Antonio Conte jump into Ryan Mason’s arms.

Fans were quick to comment on Craig Pawson's reaction


Fans were quick to comment on Craig Pawson’s reactionCredit: Twitter

City manager Pep Guardiola almost fell to his knees, meanwhile, as he watched his side fall a point away at that moment.

When fans enjoyed a video showing the two’s reactions, they spotted Pawson back with a ‘stupid’ look.

Reacting to the video clip, a fan wrote: “Why is the 4th official so gutsy? It’s strange.”

A second wrote: “Is it me or is the fourth official looking annoyed…”

While a third added: “Can anyone explain why the fourth officer looks so pitiful?”

It is likely that Sheffield United supporter Yorkshireman Pawson has returned weary, expecting yet another hunt from Guardiola.

Antonio Conte created a beautiful victory for Spurs


Antonio Conte created a beautiful victory for SpursCredit: EPA

The Spaniard was angered when referee Anthony Taylor decided not to give Cristian Romero a second yellow card after blowing the Argentinian player for handball behavior.

By the time the final whistle blew, Spurs and City had traded for just 100 minutes in a vibrant evening of football.

The visitors took an unexpected lead in just the fourth minute, when Dejan Kulusevski marked the first game with a goal after Son Heung-min’s strike.

Man City took the lead in the 33rd minute, when Ilkay Gundogan, after several fouls by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, returned home.

Can’t play Harry Kane restored Spurs’ lead on the hour, brilliantly converting Son’s pass over the half volley.

Harry Kane celebrates his impressive late winner


Harry Kane celebrates his impressive late winnerCredit: Reuters
New boy Dejan Kulusevski is congratulated after scoring his first goal for Spurs


New boy Dejan Kulusevski is congratulated after scoring his first goal for SpursCredit: Reuters

Tottenham then thought they had taken a 3-1 lead, as Kane excelled past Ederson.

But they were upset when a late goal was disallowed for offside in a match-fixing situation.

It looked as though Spurs’ hearts would break in stoppage time, as the ball was fired into the pulsating Romero’s arm.

Riyad Mahrez made a strong shot to make it 2-2 from the penalty spot, before Kane headed home in the 95th minute, bringing the score to Spurs.

Referee Taylor allowed play to continue for more than two minutes after seven men had been allotted time.

But it was Spurs day, with Conte’s men creating a big win in the battle for 4th place.

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Pep Guardiola is disappointed


Pep Guardiola is disappointedCredit: Reuters ‘Why does he look so sassy?’


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