Sterling escapes red after horror tackle on Alli despite VAR check

first_imgRAHEEM STERLING escaped a red card after a horror tackle on Dele Alli – much to the disbelief of Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.Manchester City forward Sterling went in with his studs up and caught his England team-mate Alli on the shin.2 Raheem Sterling escaped a red card after a horror tackle on Dele Alli2 Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was shocked Sterling was not sent offVAR FOR STERLING TACKLE 📺Mourinho is livid with Sterling’s tackle on Alli but the video assistant referee sticks with Mike Dean’s call for a yellow. 📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #TOTMCI here:📲 Download the @SkySports app!— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 2, 2020 Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsAmazingly, that was not the most contentious VAR decision of the game after Serge Aurier took down Sergio Aguero in the box.But ref Mike Dean waved the game on before the decision was overruled TWO MINUTES after the incident.Ilkay Gundogan went on to have his spot-kick saved only for Sterling to latch onto the rebound and go to ground as Hugo Lloris also went for the ball.But this time no penalty was rewarded – and it stayed that way. The tackle went to VAR and despite the nature of the late challenge, Sterling was only shown yellow.Spurs boss Mourinho watched the foul back in the dugout and was in shock as officials deemed it not dangerous play.Sterling was quick to apologise to Alli – who was left wincing in pain.Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent off for a similar tackle against Crystal Palace last month after initially only receiving yellow.Fans online slammed the lack of consistency after Sterling escaped an early sending off.One said: “Red all day. Same as Aubamayang vs Palace, right on the ankle.”Another said: “No difference in that and Aubameyang’a red against Palace. No consistency.”One added: “Absurd call.”Absurd call— EPL Football Talk (@PLfootballtalk) February 2, 2020 This is what Jose Mourinho thought of the decision 😤— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 2, 2020center_img the same sort of challenge Auba got sent off for….. #VAR— ℳℜ.KIИGßEEZ👑🐝🇯🇲 (@lando_AFC) February 2, 2020 Disgusting tackle and even worse decision! Wow VAR— Connor (@ConnorM1961) February 2, 2020last_img

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