Tottenham boss angry after controversial defeat

Harry Redknapp has spoken out against two controversial decisions that went against his side in Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs took the lead after a long-range effort from the in-form Sandro went into the top corner. However, fellow Brazilian Heurelho Gomes allowed a Frank Lampard shot to squeeze through his legs, and the ‘keeper cleared just as the ball reached the goal-line. The referees assistant proceeded to award the goal, despite television replays being inconclusive.

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The winner for Chelsea was also controversial as Salomon Kalou appeared to be offside when the pass was made, before firing in in injury time.

Redknapp told The Sun: “It’s impossible to see whether that ball has crossed the line. We’ve had to look at it on TV and if you’re not sure you can’t give it. It is a guessing game, basically. He’s had an honest guess and he’s guessed wrong but it wasn’t a dishonest guess.

“Technology has got to come in. It takes seconds for you to check if it’s a goal or not and the game moves on. It’s got to happen. I don’t see why we’re still messing around after all these years and we haven’t got technology in the game — it’s amazing. As for the second goal, Kalou was just slightly offside when he scored but that’s how it goes.”

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