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Joe Cole during his playing days at Aston Villa.

Football fans criticised Joe Cole for making silly comment at half-time of Spurs v Chelsea

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Tottenham will take a slender advantage into their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea after defeating them 1-0 at Wembley.

Both sides played strong teams, but it was Harry Kane who got the only goal of the game.

The Englishman ensured Tottenham would travel to Stamford Bridge in two weeks time with a goal advantage, scoring from the penalty spot in the first half.

But it was a goal that caused a fair bit of controversy.

VAR was in use for the game and it was called upon in the 24th minute.

Kane beat the offside trap and was felled in the box by Kepa, but Michael Oliver decided to consult with VAR to see whether a penalty should be awarded.

The images showed that it extremely close but, he was deemed onside and thus a penalty was given.

Watch the decision below:

Joe Cole was on punditry duty for Sky Sports and, when speaking about the incident at half-time, he made a very silly comment.

Kane's shoulder looked to have been offside in the images shown and, in trying to explain that the referee made the right call, Cole said that he's not offside because 'you can't score with your shoulder'.

Oh dear, Joe.

Cole had a 20-year career as a player in professional football but it seems he is unaware that you can indeed score with your shoulder.

It make it even worse that he is currently working at Chelsea as a youth team coach.

Football fans quickly caught on to his comments and berated him for not knowing the laws of the game.

Mario Balotelli quite famously scored with that part of his body when he was at Manchester City.

You can watch that goal below:

Should Harry Kane have been ruled offside? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

Topics:
Football
Kepa Arrizabalaga
Harry Kane
Premier League
Mario Balotelli
Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City
Chelsea

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