Chelsea settle for draw against Spurs in dramatic London derby

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Sulaimon Jamiu

It was a dramatic evening in a fiercely contested London derby, as Chelsea shared the spoils with Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw at the Stamford Bridge, seeing the two teams walked away with one point each.

The Blues were comfortably the better team in the first half and took the lead through Kalidou Koulibaly on his home debut, as he brilliantly volleyed in a Marc Cucurella corner after being left unmarked in the box.

However, Tottenham improved after the break and equalised in a controversial manner, as there appeared to be a foul on Kai Havertz in the build-up, and Richarlison was in an offside position as he evaded Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal-bound shot, which eventually found the bottom corner.

Chelsea were soon back in front when Raheem Sterling found Reece James in plenty of space on the counter and he beat Hugo Lloris, but then the win was snatched away from the host, when Harry Kane headed in a corner in the 96th minute.

The goal was allowed to stand despite Cucurella seeming to be dragged to the floor by his hair, an incident which led to the corner and was ignored by a VAR review.

The emotions were running high at the final whistle, with both managers being shown a red card in the arguments which followed the end of the game, although there was no doubt it was Chelsea who had the biggest reason to feel hard done by at the result.

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