Jose Mourinho storms down tunnel after Newcastle penalty for farcical handball

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho stormed down the tunnel after Newcastle earned a point from a controversial late penalty.

Spurs had led through a 25th-minute Lucas Moura goal and Newcastle had not managed a shot on target but deep into stoppage time Newcastle's Andy Carroll and Eric Dier challenged for a ball and the forward's header brushed the arm of the Spurs defender.

A VAR review led referee Peter Bankes to look at the incident, in which Dier had his back to the ball as he jumped with Carroll, and point to the spot. 

Spurs were in more hot water after the final whistle when goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos was shown a red card.

The incident followed similar match-deciding handball decisions in Manchester United's win at Brighton and Everton's victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Gary Lineker was among those to hit out at the penalty decision, tweeting: "Ludicrous. Utterly ludicrous law exacerbated by VAR. Can we have our game back please?"

And Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher was furious, saying: "Disgrace, an absolute joke.

"Newcastle fans will be ecstatic, I understand that. But every other fan in the country will be saying exactly what I’m saying.

"This is a joke. Whether it’s the Premier League, the FA, FIFA, [Pierluigi] Collina. Whoever is involved in this stop it. Because you’re ruining football for everybody. Absolute joke."

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Mourinho, however, refused to discuss the incident after the final whistle.

His side started brightly and Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow had to produce a superb double save to keep out a Giovani Lo Celso free kick and Harry Kane's follow-up.

Darlow also did well to save a Kane header but Spurs broke through in the 25th minute — Son Heung-min fed Kane on the left and his low ball across the face of goal was turned in by Moura at the far post.

Son fired a left-foot shot against the post before striking the woodwork again with a drive against the bar three minutes before the interval.

Mourinho took Son off at the break, perhaps taking into account the team's busy schedule with midweek League Cup and Europa League matches on the horizon, but without the South Korean there was a more pedestrian look to Tottenham. 

Still, Mourinho's side appeared to have done enough until the latest handball drama.

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