Spurs fans claim ‘conspiracy’ as Foden goal stands while Kane’s was ruled out

Tottenham fans believe there is a conspiracy against them after Phil Foden's goal for Manchester City was allowed to stand, despite bearing striking similarities to Harry Kane's disallowed goal against Southampton.

Kane continued his resurgence on Tuesday as he equalised from the spot against the Saints, following James Ward-Prowse's opener.

But the England forward was left frustrated early in the second half after seeing what would have been the match-winner ruled out for a marginal 'armpit' offside call.

The decision sparked a furious backlash among Tottenham supporters on social media, and they probably felt even more aggrieved after watching Foden score for City against Brentford on Tuesday.

Foden scored the only goal of the game as Pep Guardiola's side edged out the Bees in west London to move further clear at the top of the Premier League.

But there was controversy surrounding the winning goal, with Spurs fans questioning how Foden's starting position was different to that of Kane, who had his effort against Southampton ruled out for offside.

Indeed, some fans even argued that Foden looked more offside than Kane, while other questioned the consistency of officiating and suggested a conspiracy against Tottenham.

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One person wrote: "Ha ha. Foden looked more offside than Kane yesterday but it's his goal that stands. Not a moan about the respective VAR decisions, pfft, but further mockery of this laughable, utterly redundant system and its anti-football nerdery. It's for people who actually don't like the game."

While someone else said: "So that goal by Foden counts, but Kane was offside???? F*** all the way off VAR and Martin Atkinson."

A third person added: "It’s agonising looking at a twitter timeline tonight that is awash with reviews that entirely discredit the absurd & unjust offside ruling of Harry Kane’s goal yesterday! For fuck sake. That ref must be prosecuted for partaking in a conspiracy against Spurs. Cretin. #COYS"

And another user commented: "Do the people who run VAR just pick an choose the f***** rules!! Kane offside then foden onside and now Laporte offside they where all similar."

City's win moved them eight points clear of nearest challengers Chelsea, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

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