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Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino criticises Arsenal's "obvious" offside goal

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Arsenal's "obvious" offside goal in the North London derby.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Arsenal's first goal was 'obviously' offside in this afternoon's North London derby at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger's men, who were slight underdogs heading into the fixture, sealed a 2-0 victory on home soil.

Shkodran Mustafi scored the opener with a header from a free kick, but Spurs argued that the goal was offside and that the free kick should never have stood.

Referee Mike Dean blew for a foul when Davinson Sanchez brought down Alexis Sanchez, but the Tottenham players felt that it was a clean tackle.

Sanchez ended up scoring the winner for Arsenal, inflicting a second defeat in three league games for Spurs.

"I do not need to say anything, it was obvious for everyone here and watching at home," Pochettino told Sky Sports News. "It is not easy to accept because we lost the game but we have to more on and keep going.

"The free kick for the first goal and the first goal was obvious offside, maybe the second was too. When you play against a team in the top six, the big details are up to you, sometimes things go against you but that is football.

"Granit Xhaka should have had a second yellow card. Sometimes you feel disappointed and frustrated because the small details change a lot."

Tottenham have dropped to fourth in the table.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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