But what actually constitutes handball by an attacking player scoring a goal.
If the following occurs when a I will say that the new rules are open to interpretation as is so often the case in football.
When it comes to forwards handling the ball before the ball goes in the net, there is no tolerance. It's an automatic free kick, and VAR is there to ensure that a free kick is given. Only one has been allowed this season, wrongly so. At least the annual penalty appeal rejected, didn't need a review to see if the decision was correct or not.
Our performance was much of what we've come to expect down the years. Bitty, messy, scrappy, the game is played in old toilet after all. After many years of pain and disappointment, I said before the game that I would take a point, and when the scoreline is 0-1 with 10 minutes to go, I will definitely take a point, which is what we got.
The big games keep coming, but now it's at home. It's our first home league game v Spurs before Christmas since 2007. We needed a late equaliser that day also, but I won't take a point before the game this time. Normal service should be resumed.