Former Premier League referee gives verdict on Cucurella incident

Tottenham player Cristian Romero pulled Marc Cucurella’s hair before the corner kick which led to Harry Kane’s stoppage time equaliser.

VAR reviewed the incident but opted against taking any action, and Spurs scored afterwards.

Thomas Tuchel was furious at some incidents during the game, chief of which was Tottenham’s Cristian Romero escaping punishment despite grabbing Marc Cucurella’s hair.

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton has claimed that Tuchel was right on that one.

“He did have a case with his complaints over Cristian Romero’s hair-pull on Marc Cucurella,” Walton told The Times.

“Pulling hair is violent conduct and Spurs were lucky that VAR did not instruct Anthony Taylor to go to the pitchside monitor.

“For me, there was enough force for an offence. Romero and Cucurella were clearly tussling from a corner once it had been taken, so the Tottenham Hotspur man was tugging hair once the ball was in play.

“Consequently, if violent conduct had been identified, Romero would have been sent off.”

1 Comment on "Former Premier League referee gives verdict on Cucurella incident"

  1. I’m furios with the act,I think likes of Mike Dean and Taylor shld retire because they always rule against chelsea

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