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08th Jan 2019

WATCH: VAR awards Tottenham controversial penalty in semi-final against Chelsea

Tottenham were the beneficiaries of a VAR decision this evening as Kane was judged to have been fouled before he duly despatched the spot kick

Reuben Pinder

Kane scored the spot kick

Tottenham took the lead against Chelsea after 26 minutes this evening after VAR overruled Michael Oliver’s initial decision to rule Harry Kane offside, and award a penalty.

As Kane raced through on goal, he beat Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to the ball and was tripped by the Spaniard, but the assistant referee had already raised his flag for offside.

However, the video assistant referee, commonly known as VAR, had a word in Oliver’s ear and informed him that Kane was in fact onside, and Spurs should therefore be awarded a penalty.

Watch the incident for yourself below.

Spurs went into the half time break with a one goal cushion in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, in which away goals do not count.