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Paying the penalty

Posted on 23 November 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Martin Jol was convinced he saw a penalty at Villa Park last night - television replays backed up his claim.

The incident arrived just after Villa had opened the scoring the second half.

Striker Jermain Defoe collected a low cross from Fredi Kanoute, looked to turn but was clearly brought down by J-Lloyd Samuel.

Unfortunately, referee Chris Foy didn't see any contact and actually penalised Jermain for handball after the striker landed on the ball.

Head Coach Martin sighed: "I was on the bench maybe 80 yards away but I thought it was a penalty.

"He was not kicking him but he was stamping on his foot, the referee was closer than we were and he did not give it so that was a bit unfortunate."