🦁 Drama as Kane rescues late point at Chelsea; Forest pick up first win | OneFootball
🦁 Drama as Kane rescues late point at Chelsea; Forest pick up first win
After the drama of yesterday, there were two further Premier League fixtures on Sunday.
This is what went down.
Spurs stun Chelsea at the death for a point
Scorers: Koulibaly 19′, James 77′; Højbjerg 68′, Kane 90+6′
Harry Kane headed home a 96th minute equaliser to rescue a dramatic late point for Tottenham at Chelsea in a dramatic affair on Sunday evening.
The hosts took a 19th minute lead when two players making their home debuts combined to make it a memorable first Stamford Bridge outing as Marc Cucurella swung a deep corner in which was met by an unmarked Kalidou Koulibaly, who volleyed home superbly for the opener.
Spurs did start the second half in brighter fashion, with Édouard Mendy called into his first save of the game early to keep out Heung-min Son after he was picked out by Harry Kane in the area.
Kane then missed a glorious chance of his own when he dragged wide after being put through by Eric Dier, which came moments after Raheem Sterling blazed over when he seemed set to score.
And the summer signing was made to pay for that miss when Pierre-Emile Højbjerg equalised with a daisy-cutter from the edge of the area that crept into the corner, despite furious Chelsea protests over a potential offside against Richarlison and foul on Kai Havertz in the build-up.
Conte was booked for his reaction to the goal too, celebrating wildly in the face of Thomas Tuchel in the opposition technical area but within 10 minutes, it was the German who was rejoicing as he raced down the touchline after Reece James netted from close range.
But Conte ultimately secured the last laugh when a corner in the last minute of injury-time was glanced home by Kane with the help of a deflection – with both coaches again squaring up after the final whistle.
The result sees Tottenham go fourth, with Chelsea in seventh, after they snapped a five-game losing streak against their London rivals.
Forest return at home in style
Scorers: Awoniyi 45+2′
Nottingham Forest marked their first Premier League home game in 23 years with a memorable victory over West Ham in a dramatic affair at the City Ground.
The opening half came to life in the closing stages when Saïd Benrahma had the ball in the net, only to see his effort chalked off after a VAR check determined that Michail Antonio had committed a foul in the build-up.
And moments later, Forest made the most of their reprieve when Taiwo Awoniyi pounced on a loose ball in the area after Jesse Lingard’s shot was blocked and diverted the effort home for his first home goal for his new club.
After the interval, Pablo Fornals was unfortunate to see an effort come back off the crossbar, with Dean Henderson alert in the aftermath, before it was Forest’s turn to rue a VAR ruling when Brennan Johnson’s goal was ruled out for a narrow offside call.
Shortly after the hour, the Hammers were awarded a penalty when Scott McKenna handled in the area (again following a VAR review) but Declan Rice wad denied from the spot by Henderson, who spared his defender’s blushes with a save.
Neco Williams had to produce a goal-line clearance in the closing stages to ensure his side earned every bit of their clean sheet and three points.
The Hammers remain 19th without a point yet this season, while Steve Cooper’s side move up to 10th.
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Arsenal 4-2 Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0 Newcastle United
Manchester City 4-0 Bournemouth
Southampton 2-2 Leeds United
Wolves 0-0 Fulham
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