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Pochettino insists controversial VAR decision caused Spurs 2-1 loss to Leicester

Leicester City came out on top against Spurs, winning 2-1 after a hugely entertaining encounter earlier today at the King Power Stadium.

Spurs took the lead on 29 minutes, with England captain Harry Kane hitting home after a tasty flick from in-form attacker Son Heung-Min.

Both teams would continue to look threatening in a contest that, at times, was fiercely contested, though Spurs looked to be on there way to their first away win in the Premier League since January when right-back Serge Aurier scored with a low drive in the 65th minute.

However, VAR would controversially step in and rule the goal out for a marginal offisde against Son. The decision to cancel out the goal gave Leicester’s players and the home crowd a massive lift and they would find themselves level just a few minutes later, with Ricardo Pereira stroking home a Jamie Vardy cross.

Both sides looked capable of going on to score the winner, but it would be impressive Foxes midfielder James Maddison who would ultimately be the matchwinner, firing a superb strike from distance past Spurs ‘keeper Paulo Gazzaniga.

Speaking after the game Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted VAR ruling out Aurier’s goal changed the game, while he also conceded his team badly need to improve their away form.

“That is football,” Pochettino told BT Sport.

”It is true to concede two goals every game makes it difficult to win. Before we concede we were the best side. I am disappointed with the result but we have to keep working hard.

“Both sides are affected by this situation (VAR decision to rule out Aurier goal). If we score the second the game is over. It gives belief to a team that could have been dead. After we concede at 1-1 we had chances to score the second. But in Premier League it is the most beautiful league because it is never over. In the big picture, I am disappointed but very positive and optimistic.

“We need to improve our performance away from home. We are going to work hard and improve.”

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