Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier expressed his displeasure on Twitter following the penalty debate that occurred during Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at Wolves on Sunday.

When ex-Spurs player Matt Doherty pushed Ollie Watkins in the area as he attempted to shoot in the second half, Aston Villa felt they should have been awarded a penalty.

The returning Wolves right-back clearly prevented Ollie Watkins from having a clean shot on goal, as his effort was scuffed and hit the side netting.

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The on-field referee and VAR both concluded that no foul was committed, but Eric Dier clearly disagrees on Twitter.

Ex-referee Dermot Gallagher mentioned the incident on Sky Sports over the weekend, and Matt Doherty responded by saying ‘never’.

And, as you can see below, his former Tottenham teammate responded to that tweet with a simple one-word statement.


Aston Villa’s penalty appeal was upheld.

Former Tottenham team-mates Eric Dier and Matt Doherty trade social media jabs as the Wolves defender insists his challenge on Ollie Watkins was 'never' a penalty in 1-1 draw with Aston Villa |
Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer, may have been wearing his striker’s hat, but he felt Villa were unlucky and a penalty should have been granted.

At the end of the day, Watkins was denied a clear shot on goal, and Doherty knew exactly what he was doing.

Given the outcome, it may have had a significant impact on the game, but on-field officials and VAR have made far more serious errors this season than Molineux.

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