Jose Mourinho insists Raheem Sterling should have been sent off by VAR during Tottenhams 2-0 win over Man City.
There was controversy when referee Mike Dean only awarded a yellow card to the England international for a horror tackle on Dele Alli in the 12th minute, which was checked by VAR.
Raheem Sterling appeared to dive to try to win a penalty for Man City
The Man City star was in the spotlight again when he appeared to dive in the box just seconds after Hugo Lloris saved an Ilkay Gundogan penalty.
VAR checked the incident and declared Lloris had not made contact with Sterling, who escaped a second yellow card for simulation, much to Mourinhos annoyance on the touchline.
When asked about the incidents, Tottenham boss Mourinho told talkSPORT: Sometimes people want me to be the guy that tells the things that are so obvious.
My opinion is that Mike Dean had a good game, he controlled the game. When there was a little bit of emotions after the penalty, he was there to control it.
He gave the normal yellow cards on normal things that are yellow cards like stopping counter-attacks.
Steven Bergwijn scored on his Tottenham debut
“[Oleksandr] Zinchenkos [second] yellow card when he stopped a progression to counter-attack was very, very good. But Mike Dean doesnt have a screen in front of him.
Im pretty sure Mike Dean with a screen in front of him would give a direct red card to Sterling and wouldnt give a penalty against us.”
Second-half goals from Steven Bergwijn and Heung-min Son extended Tottenhams unbeaten run to five games in all competitions.
It was a dream debut for Bergwijn, who joined in a £25million deal from PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.
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Mourinho added: I would say a very good performance.
Of course the goal is amazing and so important for us and important for the boy to create, immediately, this empathy with the fans.
But his performance was very, very good even without that fantastic goal.