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Moonlight robbery: Mike Dean helps Spurs win

MIKE DEAN has drawn anger for his performance in Tottenham’s win at Southampton.

The Premier League referee has become a top trend after seemingly “helping” Mauricio Pochettino’s side to a 4-1 win at St Mary’s.

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Mike Dean has drawn anger from rival fans after seemingly favouring Spurs.

Nathan Redmond was sent off as Tottenham won 4-1 at St Mary’s

Rival fans took to social media to blast the man in the middle after he sent off Nathan Redmond and handed Spurs a penalty – despite the foul taking place well outside the box.

Former Spurs and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports: “He pulls him back a little bit then stumbles into him. I don’t see it as a penalty.

“It’s harsh. The contact is outside the box, although it is a difficult one. I think Mike Dean could have been more lenient. It’s extremely harsh.”

Kane would miss the penalty in hilarious fashion, but critics of Dean noticed his recent record in Spurs matches was lopsided.

He has taken charge of three Spurs games this season and the north London club have won all three.

Not only that, but Spurs’ opponents have had a man sent off in each match, while Tottenham were given a late penalty in the 3-2 win against West Ham.

Looking further into the past and Spurs have won six (drawing one) of the last seven matches that has had Dean in the middle – those games have seen five penalties awarded to Tottenham.

Spurs have won six of their last seven with Dean as the referee

Dean was also criticised for missing Jan Vertonghen’s eye gouge on Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez.

The 48-year-old sparked more anger when he shook hands with Mousa Dembele as the midfielder was subbed off.

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