Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's injury-time penalty vs Spurs should have been re-taken

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What a dramatic end to the north London derby on Saturday lunchtime.

Arsenal led through Aaron Ramsey’s strike in the 16th-minute.

But the game came to life with 15 minutes remaining.

Harry Kane appeared to be offside from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick before he was fouled by Shkodran Mustafi.

The assistant referee kept his flag down and referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the penalty spot.

Kane slotted the spot-kick away to set up a grandstand finish.

And what a dramatic finish it was.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought down in the box by Davinson Sanchez but the striker saw his spot-kick saved by Hugo Lloris.

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Seconds later, the ball fell to Aubameyang just yards out and Jan Vertonghen somehow managed to block his goal-bound effort.

We say ‘somehow’ but images have emerged showing that Vertonghen had clearly encroached into the penalty area as Aubameyang was taking his penalty.

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According to the Fifa laws of the game, “a penalty must be retaken if a defender enters the penalty area and the kick does not result in a goal.”

And the fact that it enabled Vertonghen to block Aubameyang’s effort, surely it should have been re-taken.

After the match, Arsenal boss Unai Emery unsurprisingly mentioned VAR.

"Today, for me, the referees were with a big personality but it is not enough to make the best decisions in difficult actions in the box, for them [Spurs] and for us. VAR is coming for them,” he said about some of the decision his side suffered during the game.

You can understand where’s he’s coming from…

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