Referee: This is why Arsenal goal should not have stood against Tottenham
By Emma Sanders
Former referee Keith Hackett has claimed Arsenal’s goal in the north London derby should not have stood as they drew 1-1 with Tottenham.
Sunday afternoon’s clash at the Emirates was a relatively mild affair but Hackett claims it could have been a different story as Kevin Wimmer’s own goal should not have counted.
Arsenal took the lead through the controversial own goal in the opening 45 minutes before Harry Kane equalised from the penalty spot in the second half.
“Alexis Sanchez was clearly offside and interfering with an opponent and in my opinion it should have been disallowed,” Hackett told the Telegraph.
Wimmer got on the end of a Mesut Ozil free-kick to accidentally nod the ball into his own net but the goal stood despite controversial claims that Sanchez was in the way.
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Mark Clattenburg made up for his error in the second half as he awarded Mousa Dembele after he was brought down by Laurent Koscielny but Hackett felt Spurs should have taken the lead.
The result meant Tottenham remained in fifth place in the Premier League table while Arsenal squandered a chance to move to the top of the table.
They slipped down into fourth place instead, as Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all sit above the Gunners after the first 11 games.
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