After winning only 1 of their previous 6 games in all competitions, 3 points was a necessity for Tottenham in their home game against Watford on Saturday and after going 1-0 down within the opening 6 minutes it was the worst possible start. It looked to get from bad to worse for Tottenham after Jan Vertonghen brought down Gerard Deulofeu in the box 30 minutes later and despite the incident being checked by VAR and clearly showing that Vertonghen made no contact with the ball, no penalty was given.
Thanks to a goal from Dele Alli in the 86th minute, Tottenham found themselves level, however, after Watford players appealed to the referee that Ali used his hand to control the ball the goal was checked by VAR. The replay showed that Ali clearly used his arm to control the ball, but despite seeing the incident multiple times, the referee allowed the goal to stand. To add insult to injury, when the referee let the goal stand, the stadium screens stated that VAR disallowed the goal, leading to confusion in the stadium