Michael Owen reacts to Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in north London derby
The former Liverpool and Man United striker criticises Harry Kane for diving in Tottenham's 2-0 win against Arsenal
Michael Owen accused Harry Kane of conning referee Michael Oliver after the Tottenham striker’s penalty secured a 2-0 win over Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea were 3-0 winners against Everton in the day’s early kick-off at Goodison Park courtesy of goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill and Willian.
Tottenham, though, didn’t falter under the pressure of temporarily falling seven points behind the Premier League leaders thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
The PFA young player of the year broke the deadlock in the 55th minute with a close-range finish after an excellent run from Christian Eriksen before the Danish midfielder found Alli.
Kane doubled the home side’s lead less than 120 seconds later from the penalty when the England international was seemingly brought down Arsenal defender Gabriel.
However, replays appeared to show minimal contact between the Brazilian centre-half and Kane as Tottenham moved back to within four points of leaders Chelsea.
BT Sport pundit Owen, though, wasn’t impressed with Kane’s dive to win Tottenham’s second-half penalty despite expressing his delight that the title race is still alive.
Owen wrote: “Another bad penalty decision today. Kane ‘searched’ for a leg and conned the ref. The Title Race stays alive.”