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Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane: 'Jack Rodwell should have been sent off'

Kane: 'Rodwell should have gone'
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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says that Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell should have seen red for his challenge on Mousa Dembele.

Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has claimed that Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell should have been sent off for his reckless challenge on Mousa Dembele in Tuesday night's clash at the Stadium of Light.

During the goalless draw, Rodwell lunged in knee high on Dembele and was nowhere near the ball in the process, but only received a booking.

Son Heung-min was also in the wars as he suffered a big gash on his leg during the very physical encounter between the two Premier League sides.

The two dropped points prevented Tottenham from closing down the gap on league leaders Chelsea, who have a nine-point advantage at the top.

Antonio Conte's side were restricted to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool at Anfield, while Tottenham's North London rivals Arsenal also failed to win as they were beaten 2-1 by Watford.

"No-one expected Arsenal to drop points. Liverpool and Chelsea, no-one knew either way but we definitely see it as a missed opportunity to gain some ground," The Mirror quotes Kane as saying. "You could say the other team were physical. I think there were some decisions on that pitch that were very surprising.

"I think Mousa getting kicked knee-high on the pitch... kicking someone knee-height on purpose like that, I think's a dangerous tackle and for me I think it's definitely a red card.

"There's another one. Sonny's got a big gash going down his shin where the guy's kicked the ball and followed through onto his shin. Yes it's physical but then I think we have to be protected as well. It was a disappointing night."

Tottenham move back to second in the table, with just six points separating second from sixth.


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1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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