Darren Bent has urged there to be a change of handball rules after Tottenham saw a goal disallowed by VAR against Sheffield United.

The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists it was an “embarrassing” decision and that officials need to use common sense.

Harry Kane saw his first-half strike ruled out on Thursday after the ball hit Lucas Moura’s arm in the build-up, with the Brazilian winger falling to the ground after being fouled.

Bent was left fuming over the call and suggested that the rules need to change to make sure common sense is taken into consideration.

Bent told Football Insider: “It’s embarrassing. First and foremost, in that situation, common sense has got to be used. Where, in honestly, can Lucas Moura put his hands?

“Either he lands on his neck or he puts his hands out and I think that’s where common sense has got to prevail. In that situation there, the rules have to be changed.

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“In certain situations, I can understand and VAR, on rare occasions, it has been correct but as far as that one, Lucas Moura has no idea where the ball is and he’s got nowhere else to put his hands. 

“To give a handball for that – his hands were in a natural position, when you’re falling that’s where your hands would go.” 

Spurs went on to lose the game 3-1, Kane managing to bag a consolation goal with just added time left to play.

The Lilywhites’ next clash sees them take on Everton in north London on Monday night.

In other Tottenham news, Bent has ripped into Mourinho’s “very basic” tactics and methods.

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