Ange Postecoglou left seething after Tottenham draw and Guglielmo Vicario incident


Ange Postecoglou has torn strips off match officers after a lot of controversial calls as his aspect was rocked by a late equalizer by Everton on Sunday morning.

Jarrad Branthwaite’s 94th minute equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for Everton, a consequence that has dragged the Toffees out of the relegation zone.

Richarlison’s double on his return to Goodison Park regarded set to take Spurs stage on factors with third-placed Arsenal.

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However Postecoglou’s males had been denied on the loss of life as Branthwaite met a free-kick on the far put up to spice up Everton’s probabilities of survival.

Everton rallied after a poor begin and levelled as their tactic to focus on Spurs goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario from corners paid off.

The Italian thought he was fouled for Manchester Metropolis’s late winner in Tottenham’s FA Cup exit final weekend and was once more not robust sufficient in coming off his line.

Jack Harrison was backing into Vicario after which available to show in Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header in direction of objective.

Postecoglou vented his frustrations after the match.

“It doesn’t actually matter if I’ve acquired complaints,” he mentioned when requested concerning the resolution with Vicario.

“Possibly simply with us, however (additionally), simply usually, the referees are reluctant to name these now and going to depart it to VAR to resolve the choice. We simply need to cop it.”

He was much more scathing when chatting with TV presenters straight after the match.

“It appeared just like the referee was going to let all the pieces go and depart the VAR to select up the scraps,” he mentioned.

“For us nothing occurred in that sense. It appeared like several form of infraction in there, proper now, is only a free for all and hoping VAR picks up one thing.”

Tottenham stay in fourth however may very well be leapfrogged by Aston Villa, once they journey to struggling Sheffield United afterward Saturday.

“It’s clearly by no means going to be a simple recreation right here. You need to take care of a good bit however more often than not we dealt with it okay,” mentioned Postecoglou.

“Sadly we couldn’t maintain out.”

Richarlison had scored only one Premier League objective for Tottenham between his £60 million ($76 million) transfer in July 2022 and December 2023.

However he has now struck 9 occasions in Tottenham’s final eight Premier League video games, along with his scorching type well timed within the absence of Son Heung-min on the Asian Cup.

The opener arrived after simply 4 minutes as Future Udogie’s run to the by-line was not tracked and the Italian’s pushed cross was brilliantly swept in first time by Richarlison.

The 26-year-old was applauded by the Everton assist after he refused to have fun his targets and even raised a hand in apology to the house assist.

Everton’s followers had been much less forgiving of the Premier League, because it is because of a 10-point deduction for breaches of economic guidelines on the finish of the 2021/22 season, that they discover themselves in a battle for survival.

Additional punishment may very well be on the playing cards for Everton, who face one other cost of exceeding revenue and sustainability limits for final season.

Placards and chants taking goal on the league’s hierarchy happened earlier than kick-off and within the tenth minute.

Everton’s attraction towards the hardest sporting sanction in Premier League historical past happened this week with a verdict anticipated by the center of the month.

If they don’t seem to be profitable in clawing again at the least a few of their misplaced factors, they desperately want a change of fortunes on the pitch.

Sean Dyche’s males have did not win in six Premier League video games and moved out of the relegation zone on objective distinction, having performed two extra video games than Luton in 18th.

“We deserved at the least an equaliser if not take all three (factors)”, mentioned Dyche.

Simply as Everton had been increase a head of steam earlier within the match, Richarlison silenced Goodison as soon as extra with a surprising strike from outdoors the field that curled into the highest nook.

Tottenham managed the sport higher within the second interval and had been made to rue not taking their possibilities to place the sport to mattress.

Jordan Pickford turned behind Pedro Porro’s blistering strike after which denied Richarlison his hat-trick from shut vary.

The England primary’s saves proved to be value a vital level as Tottenham once more did not take care of an Everton set-piece in stoppage time.

Cristian Romero might solely head James Garner’s free-kick in direction of his personal objective and Branthwaite bundled the ball dwelling regardless of the perfect efforts of Vicario

— with AFP