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VAR denies Bournemouth crucial victory

Bournemouth had two disallowed goals in the dying moments of their 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, which could prove costly to their Premier League survival hopes.

Both incidents involved striker Josh King and the first was a header ruled out for offside with five minutes of regular time remaining.

A total of 12 minutes were added on due to lengthy stoppages, and Callum Wilson had his overhead kick finish in the last minute scrapped because the video assistant referee (VAR) decided King had handled the ball on its way in.

The point Bournemouth earned means they are now three points from escaping the three-team relegation zone in 18th with 28 points.

Relegation rivals Aston Villa in 19th place have the chance to move one point away from safety when they host Manchester United later on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Richarlison rescued a point for Everton at Goodison Park in a 1-1 draw with Southampton.

It was Southampton who took the lead through Danny Ings on the half-hour mark with his 19th goal of the season after James Ward-Prowse hit the crossbar from the penalty spot three minutes earlier.

Everton’s Brazilian talisman Richarlison produced a brilliantly lofted half-volley over the Saints’ goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to level the scores just before half-time, which would be enough to share the spoils.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues stay 11th in the Premier League on 45 points while Southampton sit one place and one point behind in 12th.

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