Date: 3rd January 2021 at 1:00pm
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Leeds United tasted defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, as they fell to a 3-0 defeat in front of the Sky Sports cameras. 

The Whites fell behind after 29 minutes, when Harry Kane fired home from a spot-kick, after Ezgjan Alioski was deemed to have brought down Steven Bergwijn in the penalty area.

Spurs went on to clinch the three points in relatively comfortable style, as goals from Heung-Min Son and Toby Alderweireld saw them make it three matches unbeaten in all competitions.

However, the Elland Road faithful weren’t best pleased with David Coote’s decision to award Spurs a penalty for their opener, with some replays showing that Alioski’s initial contact with Bergwijn might have been outside of the penalty-area.

Leeds are now sat 12th in the Premier League table after 17 matches, and will be hoping they can return to winning ways when they return to action against Crawley Town in the FA Cup on 10th January.

Plenty of Leeds supporters took to social media to voice their frustrations at the penalty being awarded against them on Saturday, with a number of the Elland Road faithful criticising the use of VAR over the incident.

Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below.

“Looks like the thigh on thigh is on the edge or maybe just on the line but it’s not clear and obvious so I don’t know how they can give it!”

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“I thought it was outside and I can excuse the referee for giving a pen, but when VAR can look at it and still give it, that’s where I have a problem.”

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“I’ve seen these take 3 minutes before. Given pretty sharpish today. Not saying it’s a Leeds thing or a Spurs thing, more of an inconsistent VAR thing.”

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“Even more so, how does the ref know from that angle? He’s guessed and var is a load of rubbish.”

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“An absolute joke, fuming about it. Dictates how the game is played from that point.”

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“It is close enough that I could understand a ref getting it wrong in real time but with VAR it should have been overturned.”

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“Was shocked that it was just completely overlooked.”

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“Thigh on thigh on the line – what a load of rubbish. If anything Alioski was fouled.”

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