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Ryan Mason bemoans decision not to give Diogo Jota a red card in Tottenham loss to Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager Ryan Mason was angry today as they lost to Liverpool in their Premier League clash.

In the 81st minute, Portuguese attacker Diogo Jota went in for a challenge with Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp.

Jota caught Skipp in the head with his boot. It looked like a clear red card.

However, referee Paul Tierney only booked Jota for the challenge despite many people feeling he deserved an early shower.

It did not help that Jota scored in additional time to give the Reds the win over Spurs.

After the game, Mason said (via BBC): “Honestly, it is probably the clearest red card you will see on the football pitch. I need an explanation.

“It endangered the opponent, Skipp needs stitches, and Jota has scored the goal when he should not be on the pitch.

“There are no positives right now because we have lost. There is anger and disappointment.”

Spurs had come back from three goals down to draw level with Liverpool, only for Jota to score a late winner.

Liverpool raced into the lead in the first half. Curtis Jones opened the scoring when he converted a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross in the third minute.

Luis Diaz doubled the advantage two minutes later, turning in a cross from Cody Gakpo. 

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero brought down the Dutchman for a penalty after 15 minutes.

Mohamed Salah netted the spot kick to put his side in cruise control, but Tottenham threw everything at it.

Heung-min Son hit the bar, and Harry Kane missed a glorious chance before converting to give his side some hope. Liverpool led Spurs 3-1 heading into the half-time break.

Dejan Kulusevski forced a super save from Alisson Becker after the break, and Son hit the woodwork again before scoring.

It was 3-2, and Tottenham felt they could get the equaliser, which they did through Richarlison. It was the Brazilian’s first league goal of the season, and he celebrated wildly.

Those celebrations were short-lived as Liverpool scored again to grab a 4-3 win at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pulled his hamstring during the celebrations as they climbed to fifth on the league table.

Spurs and Mason will feel aggrieved by the decision not to send Jota off and frustrated with the defeat after getting back into the game.

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