By Craig Scott

13th Nov, 2022 | 6:45am

Ian Wright reacts to Leeds United controversy v Tottenham on Match of the Day as Jesse Marsch speaks out

Ian Wright agrees with Jesse Marsch after the Leeds United manager blasted the decision to allow Harry Kane’s goal to stand in the 4-3 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

After the game, as quoted by LeedsLive, Marsch revealed that he spoke to the fourth official about what he thought was a foul on goalkeeper Illan Meslier by Spurs’ Clement Lenglet.

He was stunned by the failure to review the goal on the pitchside monitor and Arsenal legend Wright agrees that Lenglet’s push on Meslier should have led to the goal being disallowed.

Speaking on Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday night (12 November, 29m57s), Wright said: “I think [Marsch] is right about this one.

“When you look at Lenglet, this is a foul on the goalkeeper and I can’t understand how…”

Alan Shearer then agreed: “I think it’s a foul as well.”

Wright added: “Look at that. He’s literally straight into his chest.

“There’s no way the goalkeeper’s going to get a good hand on it and they’ve been unlucky with that one, you can’t deny that.”

Never a goal

How on earth has that goal stood?

It’s as blatant a push you’ll ever see from Lenglet, who charges at Meslier full-force into the goalkeeper’s chest.

Meslier just about got a hand to the cross but was pushed away from the ball before he was able to get any kind of meaningful contact.

Meslier was then on the floor behind the line as Kane smashed home to score for Spurs and help them on their way to a 4-3 victory.

Leeds have done very well lately but that defeat was a tough one to stomach.

We did so well for so long but defensively, we shot ourselves in the foot and then got very unfortunate with that dodgy goal being allowed to stand.

What’s the point in VAR if they’re not even going to look into something as blatant as that?

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Premier League officials are very biased in favour of the big-six.

It’s always been a worry that fans have had but with VAR in operation, it’s becoming even more obvious.

In other Leeds United news, Gary Neville will be furious with a massive development at Elland Road this week.