Antonio Conte, Thomas Tuchel look red as Harry Kane snatch draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea

Antonio Conte, Thomas Tuchel look red as Harry Kane snatch draw for Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea

Harry Kane snatched a 96th-minute draw from a London derby against Chelsea to draw Tottenham 2-2 on Sunday. Both managers Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were sent off after full-time whistles for the second physical altercation of the match. Chelsea looked set to make the best start of a new era at Stamford Bridge as they led twice under Kalido Koulibaly and Reece James. Tottenham were well off the level they needed if they wanted to live up to the hopes of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the title, but showed the new character created by Conte to fight back for a point.

Both the Italian and Tuchel were booked after Pierre-mile Hjberg’s first equalizer.

Anger flared up again during a handshake after Kane nodded with almost the last action of the game.

Tottenham have still won only once at Stamford Bridge in 32 years in the league, but Conte would be happy to run away with his share of the spoils against his former club.

New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehli was greeted by a huge banner backing Chelsea and saw an early return on an investment of around 170 million euros ($206 million) in the transfer market as he decided to buy the club from Roman Abramovich for £2.5bn. The acquisition was approved. ,

Despite drastic changes in the boardroom, on the field it was like old time under Abramovich as Chelsea overcame Spurs for the first 45 minutes.

Chelsea’s two new signings combined for the opening goal as it was from Mark Cucurella’s corner that Koulibaly found a place to volley home.

Conte again resisted the temptation to introduce any of his six new signings, but it was not until the hour mark and a switch of formation just before the start of Richarlison that Tottenham began to threaten. .

Kane had a great chance to level up when he only defeated Edouard Mendy with a wide drag.

Spurs leveled 22 minutes from time in controversial fashion to ignite the spark between the two managers.

Kai Havertz was fouled clearly by Rodrigo Bentancur before Tottenham’s move and the ball eventually fell on Höjberg to fire low and hard in front of Mendy.

Tuchel reacted furiously to the judgment and Conte’s overzealous celebration.

The German fought fire-with-fire as he slid down the touchline to celebrate when James struck home a pass from Raheem Sterling to restore Chelsea’s lead in 13 minutes from time.

However, Kane made the final decision as he went into Ivan Perisic’s corner in extra time.

Earlier, Nottingham Forest celebrated their first home match in the Premier League for 23 years by beating West Ham 1–0.

The two-time European champions made 14 new signings to maintain their top-flight status and two of them were stars on their home debuts as Taiwo Avonii scored the only goal and Dean Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty. .

Forrest’s luck was in his favor as the Hammers also controversially dismissed a first-half goal and struck under the crossbar twice after the break through Pablo Fornals and Saeed Benrahma.


But it mattered little to a crowd of 30,000 at the City Ground, who enjoyed their first three points in the big time.

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