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Harry Kane was lucky enough not to look red from a wild onslaught that dripped Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson minutes after Tottenham’s talisman scored in Sunday’s Premier League showdown, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville have argued.
Tottenham had taken a 13th-minute
Lead through Kane shortly before he left the visiting left-back wincing on the pitch with a reckless one-footed challenge that infuriated Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Kane was one of the players who berated referee Paul Tierney, who decided that a caution was an appropriate sanction amid calls for harsher punishment at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Redknapp insisted: ‘It’s a red card. He is reckless and out of control. The crowd was at a fever pitch. When you go into a challenge, I’ve seen a lot of players sent off for less than that.
“ Having a reputation, being England captain, these little things help you, because it’s a really late challenge.
“He’s lucky Andy Robertson’s foot isn’t on the ground, but he pulls away in time . He’s above the ball, he’s tall. ‘
Visiting fans cheered for Kane’s dismissal following the arson incident with Spurs still 1-0 up at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Robertson cautiously rose to his feet
After the tackle on his ankle, helping his team on their way to level the score ten minutes before half-time via a header from Diogo Jota.
Jota had previously been denied a penalty that former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher described as “flagrant”.
‘There were eight penalties last week. [It is not clear] if the referees have thought that this week they are not going to hit [or] it has to be [for] something really great.
‘Newcastle should have had one [against Manchester City] earlier this afternoon. It is a blatant shame.
“We went too far last season the other way around; last season, if it was just a touch, it was a penalty.
“We have come out of that, with which I think we would all agree, but …
a penalty is a penalty.”
Angry Klopp joined Kane in the book after arguing with Tierney following the forward’s foul, and then the Reds boss was seen reiterating his to the official in the tunnel at halftime.
Robertson was sent off with just over ten minutes to go after an altercation with Emerson Royal that Tierney controlled with the help of the VAR, as the match fighter ended 2-2 in North London.
- Harry Kane risked a red card with a reckless challenge on Andrew Robertson
- The wild challenge happened in the first 20 minutes as Liverpool faced Spurs
- Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was clearly angry with the challenge on the sideline
- Pundit Gary Neville warned that booked Kane was fortunate to stay on the pitch
- Kane had put Tottenham into the lead in Sunday’s 2-2 draw in North London