Marco Silva has questioned the referee’s decision to rule out a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header after his Everton side were hammered 6-2 by Spurs at Goodison Park.
Everton took the lead through Theo Walcott after 21 minutes and looked to have doubled their tally when Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed past Hugo Lloris, only to see it ruled out for a push on Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez.
However, replays would show that the contact between the players was minimal, to say the least, before Spurs raced into a 3-1 half time lead before going on to claim a sensational 6-2 victory.
Speaking after the game, Blues boss Marco Silva thought that the decision to rule out Calvert-Lewin’s header could have been a critical moment in the game.
“I’m not here to find an easy excuse. It would have been 2-0, it [the alleged foul] doesn’t look anything special. I don’t know if it would have been the same in the other box,” Silva told the BBC.
“A second goal for us would be different for sure. In that moment the referee saw something I did not see. I can’t see anything there.”
Spurs quickly brought the scores level after Heung-Min Son took advantage of a defensive mix up between Jordan Pickford and Kurt Zouma, and the North London club didn’t look back, with Silva admitting that they were ‘stronger and faster’ than his side.
“The first goal we conceded is impossible. It [defensive error] happened with our team in the last game. We have to realise why it happens so many times with us,” Silva added.
“We need some more luck. This afternoon we were more effective, we scored three goals – although the referee didn’t give the second. But the game wasn’t finished.
“After the mistake we made for 1-1, they were stronger and faster than us, more aggressive. We have to realise why. We made mistakes in important moments.”