EPL: What Pochettino said after VAR denied Man City win over Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has admitted he is still adapting to the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in football, despite seeing the technology come to his side’s rescue once again in their 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero both scored to put City up twice over the course of the 90 minutes, although on each occasion Spurs found a way back.

Erik Lamela hit from range to cancel out Sterling’s early effort in the first half, before a header from substitute Lucas Moura tied the game at 2-2.

But all of Spurs’ exertions could have counted for nothing were it not for VAR.

Deep into injury time, City thought they had grabbed victory through Gabriel Jesus’ goal, only for play to be brought back for a handball in the area during the build-up to the strike.

“We need to accept that [VAR]. I was a little bit critical of VAR but now we have to accept the rules.

“Now it benefits us. No doubt it won’t benefit us at other times. It’s a rule we need to accept,” Pochettino told BBC after the game.

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