Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel agreed that Harry Kane’s disallowed goal against Chelsea should have stood


    The manager of Chelsea football club, Thomas Tuchel, and the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte have agreed that Harry Kane’s disallowed goal against Chelsea should have stood.

    Recall that during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham on Sunday, Harry Kane had the perfect chance to give Tottenham the lead before the end of the first half. He was at the forefront of Spurs’ counterattack towards the 40th-minute mark.

    Harry Kane shoots past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga but the goal was disallowed because he fouled Thiago Silva in the build-up to the goal.

    In the 41st minute of the game, Kane calmly shot the ball past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. But referee Paul Tierney decided to disallow the goal because Kane rested his body slightly on Chelsea’s defender Thiago Silva. The VAR agreed with the referee’s decision.

    Hence, the first half ended in a goalless draw. While in the second half, Chelsea turned things around and won the game 2-0 courtesy of goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva.

    The win ended Chelsea’s four-game winless run in the Premier League and cemented the club’s 3rd spot standing on the league table. Chelsea are occupying the spot with 47 points in 24 games. While Tottenham Hotspur were left in the 7th spot with 36 points in 20 games.

    Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel agreed that Harry Kane's disallowed goal against Chelsea should have stood
    Harry Kane was stunned that referee Paul Tierney disallowed his goal.

    After the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday, coach Antonio Conte said it was “incredible” that the referee disallowed Harry Kane’s goal. The Italian tactician stressed that if it was in the Italian Serie A, it would have been a 50-50 chance but the goal ought to stand based on Premier League standards.

    Coach Conte believed if the goal had stood, it would have changed the outcome of the game. Aside from that, the coach lamented about the yellow card the referee showed to his player Japhet Tanganga. Conte noted that the punishment affected the performance of Tanganga which led him to substitute the player.

    The coach said: “In the first half the referee disallowed a goal, I was very clear with him in a polite way, but to see this type of goal disallowed in England was incredible. Maybe in Italy, it was 50-50, but in England it was incredible.

    “What also hurt me a lot was the yellow card to Tanganga. It can seem a stupid thing, but the yellow card changed the game for him and also meant we had to substitute him. The referee tried to make the best decision, it could be good or bad.”

    In the same vein, the coach of Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel admitted that he thought Harry Kane’s disallowed effort was a goal, adding that he was surprised that the goal did not stand. He, however, stressed that he did not see the build-up to the goal in real-time.

    “I didn’t see it, actually,” coach Tuchel said. “I thought it was a goal and then I was surprised, but I did not see it.”

    As it stands, there is nothing Tottenham Hotspur could do about the disallowed goal. Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur would stand even if the Premier League board agrees with coach Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte that the referee’s decision was wrong.


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