The match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United was characterized by a series of controversial refereeing decisions that left both sets of fans frustrated and sparked post-match discussions about officiating standards in the Premier League.
Despite dominating the game, Tottenham found themselves trailing to Sheffield United in the 73rd minute, seemingly headed for a surprising defeat.
However, a remarkable turnaround occurred in the dying moments of the match, with Spurs scoring two goals in just two minutes during stoppage time.
Richarlison’s brilliant header in the 98th minute and his assist for Kulusevski’s match-winning goal in the 100th minute secured an unlikely victory for Tottenham.
But the poor refereeing remained one of the main talking points of the game.
Sheffield United manager shared his frustration at the referee trying to alter their style of play by threatening them with bookings. He did not hold back in his post-match presser as he went on an incredible rant about the poor refereeing.
But he was not the only one upset by the standard of refereeing.
Tottenham also felt aggrieved by several decisions that went against them. There were penalty appeals for fouls on James Maddison and Heung-min Son that were not awarded.
Additionally, Spurs had a goal disallowed due to an alleged foul in the build-up, which appeared questionable.
The Sheffield United goalkeeper was shown only a yellow card despite handling the ball outside the box, and a shot from Solomon that was saved by the goalkeeper was ruled as a goal-kick instead.
All in all, it was one of the worst displays by a referee in recent games but it does not come as a surprise since the officiating in the Premier League has been poor since quite some years now.
Watch the compilation of Peter Bankes disaster-class below:
Truly shocking refereeing or blatant cheating, or both. You decide.pic.twitter.com/zEZT6A3bRd
— 🇬🇧🇺🇦 COYS THFC (@JohnStokes0uk) September 18, 2023