Tottenham Hotspur missed the opportunity to regain the top spot in the English Premier League, after its first defeat this season.
Despite twice being outnumbered, Tottenham had to concede a 1:4 (1:1) defeat in London City’s duel with Chelsea despite taking an early lead.
Tottenham now ranks second, one point behind league leaders and defending champion Manchester City (6-1 against Bournemouth on Saturday).
For Tottenham, the only previously unbeaten team in the Premier League, the tie started according to plan with Dejan Kulusevski’s opening goal (sixth).
Conversion through sending off and goal disallowed
But the expulsion of Christian Romero (33rd / serious foul) after the goal of former Bundesliga player Heung-Min Son was disallowed for offside, the shift in favor of the “Blues” began.
Just two minutes later, Cole Palmer equalized for the visitors. After Tottenham were beaten again ten minutes after half-time due to Destiny Udogie’s red yellow card (55th/repeated foul), Nicholas Jackson (75th) made Chelsea’s first successful start after two games without a win.
With fewer players on the pitch, the home team tried in vain to equalize in the final stretch and had good chances, but Jackson took the decision again with a brace (90 + 4/90 + 8).
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