Harry Kane scored the only goal of the Carabao Cup semi-final clash between Tottenham and Chelsea at Wembley, as Spurs have a 1-0 advantage heading into the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
For Kane’s goal, the Spurs striker was tripped by Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the box, but there were suspicions of offside before the penalty decision was made and following a lengthy VAR decision – referee Mike Oliver went ahead to issue a spot kick and a yellow card to Arrizabalaga.
Kane defended the VAR’s decision to award a penalty, and said: “I played to the whistle and nicked it round the keeper, it was a clear penalty.
“VAR is there for a reason and they got it right.
“I’ll have to watch it back and see.
“I’m used to it after the World Cup, it’s a big part of football going forwards.
“From our point of view it doesn’t change much [waiting to hear if it was a penalty.]”
However, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri slammed the VAR decision and using Chelsea’s camera, proved that Kane was offside, and he also revealed that the linesman’s run affected his players.