Harry Kane stands firm on Joe Ralls red card after criticism from Neil Warnock
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 08/10/18 12:03am
Harry Kane has distanced himself from playing a role in Joe Ralls' red card, after being criticised by Cardiff boss Neil Warnock in Tottenham's victory.
Warnock screamed at Kane as Spurs players surrounded the referee, following Ralls' high challenge on Lucas Moura that was met with a straight red card in the second half.
The Cardiff manager then accused Kane of trying to influence the officials' decision and suggested - as England skipper - he should know better.
But Kane said: "He (Ralls) has kicked one of our players knee-height and the ref said to me that the fourth official helped him out, so it is what it is.
"I guess managers are going to get angry. It's part of the game. But their player has looked at our player and he has kicked him higher than he ever should. So for me, it was a red card and the right decision."
Warnock told Sky Sports at Wembley: "I don't think he (Kane) needs to do that. He plays for England, I love him.
"I don't think you should try to get other pros sent off, just because he's had a poor game and Spurs were having a poor game.
"I thought Mike Dean, an experienced referee, was going to give a yellow card from the start. But he left it.
"There were one or two busy people around today, the linesman and the fourth official, and I'm sure one of those influenced them.
"I think when he looks tonight he would have given a yellow card nine times out of 10 if it was left to him. I think he was wrong."