Did Tottenham benefit from some lady luck?


Tottenham kept up the pressure at the top of the table with a late win over Hull City at the weekend, in a match that left Hull City boss Steve Bruce furious.

Roberto Soldado scored the only goal of the game from the spot – incidentally the third winning penalty he has struck this season – and this one was by far and away the most controversial.

“For a decision like that to go against you, I just think it’s brutally unfair,” Bruce said after the game.

“I often question myself, at times when I see it like that, I think would we have got it? Would we have got that here at White Hart Lane? But you get into trouble and I get into trouble. It is really, really, harsh and an awful, awful decision. It’s nowhere near a penalty.

“It shouldn’t be anywhere near it and it’s unfortunately cost us the match. It has even hit his thigh to begin with. We are taught as kids, stop the ball from coming into your box.

“He has stuck his leg out, it has hit his thigh and come up onto his arm. Yes, it has technically hit his arm. The boy is four yards from him. It’s a ridiculous decision.”

Pretty strong words from the Hull City boss, but what do you think? Was it a penalty, or does Bruce have a point?