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Swans boss Carlos Carvalhal receives apology from official over offside mistake

Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal said he received an apology from officials who allowed Tottenham's first goal to stand in their 2-0 defeat on Tuesday.

Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal (second left) speaks with match referee Robert Madley (second right) after the final whistle. Credit: PA

Former Swans striker Fernando Llorente struck a controversial 12th-minute goal - television pictures clearly showed Llorente standing in an offside position when he met Christian Eriksen's free-kick.

But Carvalhal - whose side remain bottom and four points from safety - said assistant referee Marc Perry had owned up to his mistake.

Bottom-placed Swansea could also take issue with referee Bobby Madley's decision to allow Davinson Sanchez to stay on the field after 55 minutes. Sanchez, already been booked for an off-the-ball incident in the first half, scythed down Martin Olsson and seemed certain to be sent off.

But Madley chose only to lecture Sanchez before Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino substituted the Colombian four minutes later, handing the fit-again Victor Wanyama his first run-out since August.

I've arrived in the Premier League and I will not start talking about referees.

There are two points I can talk about.

One, the linesman (Perry) apologised at the end of the game.

I understand it's a mistake.

I make mistakes, all of us make mistakes.

It's OK. Second point, Pochettino is a clever manager because he substituted Sanchez in that moment.

He's clever, he knows why he substituted him.

After this I don't want to talk about nothing.

I'm not happy with the score, but I am happy with the commitment in a difficult situation to prepare for this game. My players were very brave from the beginning of the game, and this is the way to try and win more points in the future.

– Carlos Carvalhal, Swansea City Manager