James Maddison left furious after being denied a goal against Tottenham by an ‘armpit hair’

Leicester midfielder James Maddison was left furious after being denied a goal by an ‘armpit hair’ in his side’s 2-0 Premier League win at Tottenham on Sunday. 

The Foxes had taken the lead just before half-time when Jamie Vardy clinically dispatched from the spot after Serge Aurier barged over Wesley Fofana. 

Brendan Rodgers’ men then thought they had doubled their advantage three minutes after the break when right-back James Justin played a ball over the top of the Spurs backline. 

James Maddison thought he had put Leicester 2-0 up with a brilliant strike just after the break

James Maddison thought he had put Leicester 2-0 up with a brilliant strike just after the break

Maddison made light of the marginal offside call on Twitter as he hailed his side's latest win

Maddison made light of the marginal offside call on Twitter as he hailed his side’s latest win 

Maddison latched onto the pass and took a touch before slamming a shot brilliantly across Hugo Lloris and into the far corner. 

However, that familiar dread felt by goalscorers the league over bubbled up again as VAR checked the goal for a possible offside. 

After drawing several lines, Stockley Park requested that Craig Pawson go over to the monitor and the referee ultimately decided that the score should remain 1-0. 

The visitors did eventually net their second when Vardy’s header cannoned off Toby Alderweireld and rolled past Hugo Lloris for an embarrassing own goal. 

Jamie Vardy celebrates after his header hit Toby Alderweireld and wrong-footed Hugo Lloris

Jamie Vardy celebrates after his header hit Toby Alderweireld and wrong-footed Hugo Lloris

Despite the three points, Maddison was still slightly miffed by the decision and took to Twitter to air his unhappiness. 

‘Yessssir. A result that was fully deserved from the performance,’ he wrote. ‘VAR get out my life man, out here taking away festive goals because my armpit hair was offside.’

The result took Leicester up to second in the table and they face third-placed Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day. 

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