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Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 Rochdale

Clearly, there's a tiny pause before the aim is given because there needs to be a VAR check. Eventually, the fans are allowed to observe, but the moment's kinda gone. Moura latches on a header by Lamela and pushes down the middle. The ball slipped down the inside-right station for Llorente, who daintily flicks the ball over the advancing Lillis and in the web! We are off again! Spurs get the ball rolling for the next half. The ref needs the kick-off be retaken for encroachment. It's only one of those nights, huh. "Notwithstanding the complete farce that was VAR the first half, Spurs haven't been good enough," writes Gareth Beale. "It is obvious they are fringe players since they aren't playing like a team. Llorente has been a complete donkey up front, losing the ball and falling over always. I believe we'll want the first-string again next half so as to win this match." Half-time breathing exercise: For those annoyed by VAR, or people annoyed by people annoyed by VAR. Serenity now!

Lamela slides through the rear of Camps in the midfield and earns a totally deserved yellow card. Then the referee calls in the VAR, just in case he wants to flash red. That would have set the cat among the pigeons. Not something you can say about the remainder of this weird and amazing half. This is one of the weirdest halves of soccer there has been for quite some time. For all of the VAR nonsense, Rochdale has been brilliant. He has Humphrys and Henderson in the center but enables Trippier to shut him down before he can find a cross in. There'll be five VAR-related added moments in this half. And Rochdale are inches away from taking the lead at the first of these! Cannon sends a very low rasper across Vorm and away from the base of the left-handed post! So unlucky! That was a magnificent work! agen sbobet

Forsyth has been elbows and knees from the get-go. He clatters to Humphrys down the right and brings himself a deserved yellow card. A light smattering of white on the pitch today. "Tell JR in Illinois that the rules in football now state that after a goal is scored, a succession of men with little comprehension of this game is given the job of seeing a replay and finding a reason to disallow it," opines Justin Kavanagh. "VAR stands for Really Ambiguous Reasoning, which these numpties are obliged to use when attaining said decision." He whips a cross to the mixer. Lamela climbs, six yards out, but not quite large enough to fit up with the ball properly. His header wafts to the arms of Lillis.

For a second, it seems like he is going to function to get a shot, but McGahey steps in to concede a corner. Trippier, quarterbacking from deep on the right, finds Son clear down the center. Son can not really get the ball out from under his feet, along with the opportunity to tear clear on target is gone. Rose bursts through a huge gap down the left of this park, but can not find anyone at the center. "So JR in Illinois isn't even sure he is watching football anymore, due to VAR," writes Simon McMahon. "Maybe he'll be happier when he finds out who is performing the halftime show tonight."


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