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Nuno Espirito Santo Laments Poor Referee Decision Following Tottenham Hotspur Defeat


Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo laments poor referee decision after the match official ruled out a legitimate goal for offside against Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs managed to edge past Wolves 3-2 in a closely contested match at the Molineux stadium in the Premier League. Erik Lamela. Lucas Moura and Harry Kane were on target for the visiting side while Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez netted for the newly promoted side.

But the result could have been otherwise had the goal counted. Joao Moutinho fed Jimenez with a beautifully weighted ball and the latter made no mistake in driving the ball past Hugo Lloris.

But to everyone’s surprise, the linesman judged him offside although the player appeared to be half a yard behind Toby Alderweireld at the time of releasing the pass.

Santo said, “It could have made a big difference, you never know,

“The ball went inside, it’s so clear and it’s hard not to feel a bit unfair when you see it but the referees have a tough job, and I wish them well.”

“It was a great game, definitely. It was well played, there was good intensity, all the action was good, all the players, the referees had everything in the game. Bad result for us, but a fantastic reaction.

“The game went away from the beginning, we started well but Tottenham on the counter-attack had two situations which they scored from. That defined the game.

“After that, we had character to go back and they scored a third during our best spell, and everyone thought the game was lost but once again the team went, we gave everything we had, took more risks in the back line and scored two goals but had more chances

“In the end, a draw, maybe, you never know, might have been right. But well, played, a fantastic atmosphere from the fans. It was a good effort from the boys”


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