The company responsible for providing Video Assistant Referee technology has issued an apology after a ‘no goal’ graphic was shown on the big screens at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following Dele Alli’s controversial late equaliser against Watford today.

The Hornets were closing in on victory when the England midfielder capitalised on a mix-up between Ben Foster and Kiko Femenia to level for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

The goal was checked by VAR and was allowed to stand, but confusion ensued when the screens displayed a ‘no goal’ graphic as the Hornets prepared to restart the contest before it was changed.

Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores felt the goal should have been ruled out for a push from Harry Kane on Christian Kabasele in the build-up, while Alli also appeared to control the ball with his upper arm before firing home.

The company released a statement via Twitter tonight. It reads: “Hawk-Eye apologises to Spurs and Watford fans for the confusion caused when an incorrect graphic was sent to the big screen.

“We are working together with PGMOL and the Premier League to understand the root cause of this problem and propose measures to ensure it won't happen again.”