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EPL: Tuchel, Conte see red as Chelsea, Tottenham share points on Stamford Bridge

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte were sent out of the field on a day their teams fought tooth and nail to share the maximum points at stake on Sunday.

Both teams ended their fight on a 2-2 draw during the keenly contested match.

Chelsea’s new man, Koulibaly opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a powerful volley as Hojbjerg levelled up in the 68th minute before James increased the tally for the home side in the 77th minute while Kane spoilt the show with an extra-time equaliser.

 

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Spurs striker Harry Kane told Sky Sports after the match: “It was a tough game, playing against a really good side. We knew it was going to be a really tough battle. First half we weren’t good enough with or without the ball but second half I thought we came out and pressed well, got the goal. It was disappointing the way we conceded the second.

“But we carried on fighting and pressing and got one at the end there. I’m happy with the way we fought back especially second half and really nice feeling to get that one at the end.

“I flicked it on and I couldn’t really see where the ball went and then I saw the net rustling and it was right in front of our away fans. Especially after that chance I had earlier in the second half, it was nice to see that one go in.

“It was a really important game for us to show where we are as a team. It’s a marathon not a sprint and we’ve got a long way to go with a World Cup in between but it was important especially after losing five or six times to them in cup or league, away from home at Stamford Bridge hasn’t been our best place over the years so to come away with a point especially at the end was a good feeling.

“It’s disappointing to see the red cards, I didn’t see what happened. Obviously it was an emotional game, London derby, the passion from both sides, both teams wanted to win. That’s sometimes what happens in these games.”

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