Tottenham Hotspur attempt to get their Champions League campaign back on track today as they visit the Netherlands to take on PSV.
However, the game got off to the worst possible start after a Toby Alderweireld error allowed the home side take the lead. Spurs looked to have responded immediately, but the goal was not awarded with the linesman declaring Harry Kane offside.
While there is certainly a case to be made that the English striker was in no way interfering with play, there is little question that he was in an offside position. Kane is nearer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent.
How is this offside? pic.twitter.com/MW51mBeKHi
— GMY (@gmarloweyo) October 24, 2018
As per the FA guidelines, a player is considered to be in an offside position if: "Any part of the head, body or feet is in the opponents’ half (excluding the halfway line) and any part of the head, body or feet is nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent."
The case that Kane did not interfere with play certainly has more authority. Speaking on BT Sport, Jermaine Jenas said the decision was a "shocker."
It goes nowhere near Harry Kane anyway... you can't be getting those wrong.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are yet to win a game in Europe, so a result tonight is crucial to their hopes of progressing from Group B.