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Arsenal fans not happy with officials for Fernando Llorente's goal vs Swansea

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Tottenham Hotspur continued their impressive form over the holiday period by defeating Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino's men would have been wary of the Swans going into the game, mainly due to the Welsh outfit recently firing Paul Clement and hiring Carlos Carvalhal as his replacement.

The Swans got off to a great start under the former Sheffield Wednesday boss by defeating Watford last week, but they couldn't repeat that feat in Carvalhal's first home game.

Fernando Llorente returned to haunt his former club, whilst Dele Alli also struck late on as Spurs claimed a fifth win in six Premier League games on a rainy night in south Wales.

Llorente struck a controversial 12th-minute goal – his first in the Premier League for Spurs, after Harry Kane had been named on the bench following a seasonal heavy cold – before Alli clinched matters in the final minute for a 2-0 victory.

Despite being comfortable winners in the end, there is controversy surrounding Llorente's goal as it was clear to see he was actually offside.

Television pictures clearly showed Llorente standing in an offside position when he met Christian Eriksen’s free-kick, meaning the goal shouldn't have counted.

As expected, fans were not best pleased with the decision made by the officials, but it was actually Arsenal fans that were making the most noise on social media.

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Probably no surprise there in all honesty.

However, they were actually making a very good point.

They were quick to point out how inconsistent officials have been in the Premier League this season, after they allowed Llorente's goal, but didn't allow Alexandre Lacazette's vs Stoke City earlier in the season.

To be fair, the Arsenal fans do have a point when you look at the still images provided.

VAR, anyone?

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