Kevin Friend declined to send off two Spurs players on Saturday afternoon as they lost to Southampton a few days after Mauricio Pochettino accused the FA of employing double standards to punish them.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary's Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

First up, we had Kevin Walker-Peters taking out a Southampton player who was clean through on goal but that was only a yellow.

Then, we had the pick of the bunch when Moussa Sissoko received a yellow for a rake down an Achilles, a two-handed shove AND a Harry Kane-style headbutt.

Yes, that’s right, the club that was moaning just a few days ago about double standards from the FA when their manager was finally held to account and given a touchline ban have escaped more blatant red cards.

Daily Mail 7 March 2019

If you remember – and I know you do – Danny Rose (twice) and Davinson Sanchez should have been sent off last week in the game against Arsenal but weren’t.

No wonder Pochettino was surprised when he was finally punished.

Southampton came from behind after Spurs had opened the scoring with yet another marginal Harry Kane goal.

A win for Arsenal on Sunday moves to them to within one point of the best Spurs team to ever play football.