Liverpool boss Hodgson excuses Ngog over Spurs penalty

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has refused to condemn David Ngog after he conceded a penalty in defeat to Tottenham.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has refused to condemn David Ngog after he conceded a penalty in defeat to Tottenham.

Hodgson refused to be too harsh on Ngog after he inexplicably handled Gareth Bale's free-kick to gift Tottenham a penalty.

Ngog enjoyed a reprieve when Jermain Defoe missed from the spot and Hodgson said: "Players do these things.

"I don't think he jumped with his hands to actually stop the ball with his hands."

 
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