Tottenham 1-1 Utd: ‘I Am Unhappy With VAR, Not The Referee’ – Mourinho

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has blamed VAR as his side were denied a Premier League victory against Manchester United by a late penalty on Friday.

Spurs were on course for three valuable points in the race for a Champions League qualification slot when David De Gea failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s first-half strike.

But Bruno Fernandes’ 81st-minute penalty after Paul Pogba was bundled over by Eric Dier made sure the Red Devils ran away with a 1-1 draw to stay fifth, four points above eighth-placed Spurs.

It could have been worse for Spurs, but another United penalty in stoppage time was rescinded by VAR after Fernandes went down under apparently no contact from Dier.

“I am not happy with the penalty and not happy with the second penalty,” Mourinho said. “I am unhappy with the VAR, not the referee on the first, the referee can make a mistake but VAR is there to do the job.

“In the second I am unhappy with [referee] Jon Moss because he did not give the free kick leading up to it and then gave another penalty. In this case the VAR gave the truth.

“We knew that we could have a penalty against because we know they have an incredible record of penalties given.”

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