Bournemouth claimed their first point since the Premier League resumed in June by holding a blunt Tottenham side to a goalless draw.
Tottenham’s hopes of achieving European qualification suffered a setback with a toothless 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Thursday.
Spurs beat Everton 1-0 on Monday but could not make it back-to-back wins for the first time since the Premier League resumed last month, failing to register a single shot on target at the Vitality Stadium.
Harry Kane felt aggrieved not to be awarded an early penalty and Jose Mourinho was visibly irked neither the referee nor the video-assistant referee spotted Joshua King’s shove in the area.
Bournemouth, who saw Adam Smith and David Brooks go off injured, thought they had a winner in the 90th minute, but Callum Wilson’s overhead kick went in off King’s arm and was chalked off, leaving them three points adrift of safety.
Mourinho was heavily critical of the video-assistant referee after a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in June and a 3-1 loss to Sheffield United last week, and he had more cause to be frustrated with the system inside five minutes on the south coast.
King appeared to push Kane over in the six-yard box at the back post from a corner and referee Paul Tierney’s decision not to award a penalty was upheld by the video official.
Kane made an important intervention to stop Nathan Ake nodding home at the back post, before Hugo Lloris kept Junior Stanislas’ skidding 18-yard effort out of the bottom-left corner on the stroke of half-time.
Bournemouth saw Smith leave the pitch on a stretcher after a clash of heads with Ben Davies and then Brooks hobble off, before having a potential win taken away from them following a VAR review of Wilson’s late goal.
Lloris produced a stunning stop to deny Harry Wilson in a one-on-one situation in the sixth added minute, ensuring Tottenham avoided a surprise defeat.