Tottenham-Chelsea: 5 goals disallowed, 2 conceded and a new leader

ESPN.comNovember 6, 2023, 5:27 PM ETReading: 3 min.

Chelsea and Tottenham They played a truly great game which they deserved Premier LeagueBlues in it The visitors won 4-1 And they took on unbeaten Spurs who played 35 minutes with nine men and conceded top spot in the competition to Manchester City.

Nico Jackson scored a hat-trick at Tottenham Hotspur.Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

The first half is already high intensity, It ended in an unusual four disallowed goals and a tight back-and-forth.

The game was quickly broken in the 6th minute by a goal from Dejan Kulusevski for Spurs. The score could have been increased by Son Heung-Min, but was ruled a millimeter offside by VAR Disallowed the play and kept Chelsea in the game.

In the 22′, Sterling was responsible for an equalizer for the Blues, but VAR would appear again. A carom that ended with the rebound in his hand ended with the referee overturning the 1-1 score.

As if that wasn’t enough, a very unusual thing happened in Chelsea’s tie. First, Moises Caicedo’s shot was ruled offside by Nicolas Jackson, but was later reviewed by VAR. A distinct lack of little Romero in Enzo Fernandez For that he sent Argentina out and awarded a penalty which was converted by Cole Palmer.

On the next play, a deep pass to Sterling ended up with a low cross Nico Jackson connected, but the offside position was clear and the goal was out.

With all the criticism of time lost in the game, the referee added 12 minutes to the first half.

In already filling, Spurs had 9 players with 55 minutes to go. A mistake by Destiny Udogi, who had already been warned on Raheem Sterling, ended with the Blue defender’s dismissal. And from there Tottenham, who came into the match with the obligation of at least a draw to finish the match on the same points as City, committed themselves to their goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.

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And the goalkeeper responded, blocking several clear chances, but Tottenham couldn’t hold back and they were down on the scoreboard with 30 runs in the second half. A long pass to Sterling, who took advantage of space before a poor progression from Spurs’ end line, managed to escape one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Nico Jackson as a sub, who passes the ball to him so he has to push it.

Add some spice at the end, Eric Dier leveled things up, but VAR reappeared to end the illusion and award the match for offside. Tottenham had two more lives when Rodrigo Bentancur failed to connect an aerial delivery and Son forced a great save from Robert Sanchez already in stoppage time.

That’s all for those led by Ange Postecoglou In the 94th and 97th minutes they received two slams from Nico Jackson, who completed his personal hat-trick. First, the Senegalese pushed her after a pass from Conor Gallagher, then, on the last play, she floored Vicario.

Because of this, Spurs put City first, although they are a point below. But they also suffered Their first loss in 11 games. Chelsea, for their part, are still a long way off: tenth, out of any position in European competition after an erratic start. Although He got the best win of the tournament.

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