Harry Kane snatched a 96th minute equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw for Tottenham from a feisty London derby in opposition to Chelsea.
Each managers Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel had been sent-off after the full-time whistle for his or her second bodily altercation of the match.
Chelsea seemed set to get a brand new period at Stamford Bridge off to the absolute best begin as they twice led via Kalidou Koulibaly and Reece James.
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Tottenham had been properly off the extent required if they’re to dwell as much as hopes of difficult Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool for the title, however confirmed the newfound character instilled by Conte to combat again for a degree.
The Italian and Tuchel had been each booked within the aftermath of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s first equaliser.
Tempers then flared once more throughout a handshake after Kane nodded in with nearly the final motion of the sport.
“It’s the Premier League and why we like it. It’s emotional coaches on the sidelines,” stated Tuchel.
“I feel it (the pink card) was not crucial. However a whole lot of issues weren’t crucial at present so it’s one other poor resolution from the referee.
“It’s emotional. You prefer it. We don’t want feedback now. It was heated up and heated up.
“I assumed once you shake fingers you look into one another’s eyes. Antonio (Conte) had different concepts.”
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Tottenham have nonetheless solely gained as soon as at Stamford Bridge in 32 years within the league, however Conte will probably be delighted to flee with a share of the spoils in opposition to his former membership.
“There’s a distinction between Chelsea and Tottenham however we’re right here to cut back this hole,” stated the Italian. “Final season we misplaced thrice, this time we drew so it’s just a little step ahead.”
New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly was welcomed by an enormous banner from the Chelsea assist and noticed an early return on the close to £170 million ($206 million) funding within the switch market since he sanctioned a £2.5 billion takeover to purchase the membership from Roman Abramovich.
Regardless of the drastic modifications within the boardroom, on the sector it was just like the outdated occasions underneath Abramovich as Chelsea outthought, outplayed and outmuscled Spurs for the primary 45 minutes.
Two of their new signings mixed for the opening aim because it was from Marc Cucurella’s nook that Koulibaly discovered area to volley dwelling.
Conte once more resisted the temptation to start out any of his six new signings, but it surely was not till the introduction of Richarlison simply earlier than the hour mark and a swap of formation that Tottenham started to threaten.
Kane had a wonderful probability to degree when he uncharacteristically dragged broad with solely Edouard Mendy to beat.
Spurs did degree 22 minutes from time in controversial style to mild the spark between the 2 managers.
Kai Havertz clearly fouled by Rodrigo Bentancur earlier than Tottenham broke ahead and the ball finally fell to Hojbjerg to fireside low and onerous previous Mendy.
Tuchel reacted furiously to the choice and Conte’s overzealous celebration. The German fought fireplace with fireplace as he sprinted down the touchline to rejoice when James thrashed dwelling Raheem Sterling’s cross to revive Chelsea’s lead 13 minutes from time.
Nonetheless, Kane had the ultimate say as he flicked in Ivan Perisic’s nook deep into added time.
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Earlier, Nottingham Forest celebrated their first dwelling recreation within the Premier League for 23 years by beating West Ham 1-0.
The 2-time European champions have made 14 new signings in a bid to keep up their top-flight standing and two of these making their dwelling debuts had been the heroes as Taiwo Awoniyi scored the one aim and Dean Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty.
Forest had fortune on their aspect because the Hammers additionally had a first-half aim controversially dominated out and hit the underside of the crossbar twice after the break via Pablo Fornals and Stated Benrahma.
However that mattered little to a capability 30,000 crowd on the Metropolis Floor, who roared the house aspect over the road.
West Ham have now misplaced each their opening two video games of the season, however in stark distinction to a 2-0 defeat to Manchester Metropolis final weekend, they need to have taken at the very least a degree again to London.
Benrahma’s cool end from Rice’s cross was dominated out after a VAR evaluation for a foul by Michail Antonio as he blocked off Moussa Niakhate.
On high of practically £100 million in switch charges, Forest have splashed out a reported £200,000-a-week to safe Jesse Lingard on a one-year deal.
Lingard had been lengthy linked with a return to West Ham after a profitable mortgage spell within the 2020/21 season.
And he performed a component within the winner as his shot was blocked by Ben Johnson however rebounded in off Awoniyi’s knee.
Bar a Brennan Johnson aim that was dominated out by VAR for offside, it was the guests who had all the most important possibilities after the break.
Fornals smashed an effort of the bar seconds into the second interval earlier than Benrahma did likewise from an almost inch-perfect free-kick.
Rice had the most effective probability of all from the spot after Scott McKenna dealt with Tomas Soucek’s effort.
Nonetheless, Henderson made himself an instantaneous hero by diving low to his proper to avoid wasting the penalty.
Extra determined defending was wanted by Neco Williams to clear Kurt Zouma’s header off the road late on, however Forest held out for a well-known win