MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 17:42:11
Feb 28, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Wembley
Attendance: 24,627
SpursTottenham Hotspur
6-1
Rochdale
Heung-min (23', 65'), Llorente (47', 53', 59'), Walker-Peters (90')
Heung-min (28'), Foyth (44'), Lamela (45')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Humphrys (31')

Mauricio Pochettino not impressed by Video Assistant Referee system

Pochettino slams VAR system
© SilverHub
Mauricio Pochettino is not impressed with the Video Assistant Referee system following a number of controversial moments in Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup win over Rochdale.

Mauricio Pochettino has criticised the Video Assistant Referee system after it caused controversy in Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup win over Rochdale on Wednesday night.

Erik Lamela thought that he had given Spurs an early lead in the fifth-round encounter, only for his goal to be ruled out for a foul in the build-up after a lengthy consultation between referee Paul Tierney and his video assistant.

Tottenham were then awarded a free kick when Kieran Trippier was fouled, only for Tierney to point to the penalty spot after another VAR ruling.

Son Heung-min rifled his spot kick past Josh Lillis but the penalty was then disallowed after the Spurs forward was adjudged to have stopped in his run-up just before shooting.

Spurs ran out comfortable 6-1 winners in the end, with Fernando Llorente bagging a hat-trick alongside a Son brace and an injury-time addition by Kyle Walker-Peters, but Pochettino was left bemused at the VAR controversy.

"It was a game we can talk about different things," the Argentine told BBC Sport. "It was so complicated because of the new system, it was difficult to keep focus on the game. The job is done and we are happy because we are in a quarter-final.

"I took the players to keep focused at half-time. The circumstances were difficult. I think we have the best referees in Europe or the world but I don't know if this system will help them or cause more confusion. It is a game of emotion. If we are going to kill this emotion I think we are going to change the game.

"It's difficult for the referee - I feel so sorry for the referee and more I feel sorry for the fans because it's so difficult to understand the situation."

Spurs go on to face Swansea City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Share this article now:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Read Next:
Klopp uncertain over disallowed goal
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Welsh Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea55001441015
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402116512
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
7Bournemouth63121011-110
8Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
9Arsenal530210919
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton513189-16
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123710-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5104511-63
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account