HAZARD SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARDED A PENALTY

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Tottenham deserved the three points at Wembley on Saturday as they defeated Chelsea 3-1 to hand Maurizio Sarri’s side their first defeat of the season.

The Blues lost the game to the better side, as Spurs won every battle on the pitch from the start of the game till the end. However, the contest of the game could have changed had the referee awarded Chelsea a penalty when Juan Foyth tripped on Eden Hazard who was through on goal.

Referee Martin Atkinson failed to point to the spot in favour of the Blues, and former Premier League ref Dermot Gallagher has revealed that it was a clear penalty.

In Sky Sports’ Ref Watch, he said: “VERDICT: Wrong decision, penalty.

“The referee just does not think it is a penalty. I think it is, he gets the wrong side of his man. In that situation, if you make a tackle like that, you must get the ball.

“Whether he looks at the legs, I am not sure as it is definitely an upper-body foul.”

Chelsea who had been unbeaten in all competitions this season eventually tasted defeat for the first time this campaign, with goals from Del Alli, Son Hueng-Min and Harry Kane, with Olivier Giroud getting a consolation goal.

Spurs had a gameplan to stop Chelsea’s attacks by cutting the flow from Jorginho, and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino set Dele Alli on the Chelsea midfielder who had a very difficult game and was exposed tirelessly due to Tottenham’s high press.

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