Drama as Chelsea Draw 2-2 with Tottenham
Chelsea’s match against Tottenham Hotspur turned violent on Sunday, 14 August, as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
The first half of the game was relatively quiet, as Chelsea defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, scored the first goal 19 minutes after kick-off at Stamford Bridge in West London, England.
However, tensions increased during the second half when midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg scored a goal for Tottenham in the 68th minute.
Spurs coach, Antonio Conte, responded to the goal with animated fist-pumping on the side-lines, which enraged Blues coach, Thomas Tuchel, resulting in the two squaring up face-to-face and each being given a yellow card.
Chelsea regained their lead 77 minutes into the game when defender Reece James scored an impressive goal, putting the score at 2-1.
An incident was investigated at four minutes into overtime, whereby Spurs defender, Cristian Romero, was seen pulling the hair of Blues defender, Marc Cucurella. However, no ruling was made.
Striker Harry Kane equalised the game by scoring a final goal for Tottenham at the 96-minute mark, drawing the match to an unresolved close.
Tensions between the two coaches flared once more after the final whistle as the post-match handshake turned aggressive. In response, both coaches were awarded red cards.
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