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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Jackson’s hat-trick sees 9-man Spurs first loss



Ange Postecoglou’s side took the lead after only six minutes as Dejan Kulusevski cut inside from the right and his shot deflected off Levi Colwill and spun beyond the wrongfooted Robert Sanchez..

But VAR then took centre stage before Chelsea levelled through a Cole Palmer penalty (35). First Heung-Min Son had a disallowed goal confirmed as offside before Raheem Sterling had a goal ruled out for handball after a review and Moises Caicedo had an effort disallowed for offside.

But in the build-up to the final incident, Cristian Romero was adjudged to have fouled Enzo Fernandez in the box and was shown a red card by referee Michael Oliver.

Spurs were reduced to nine men when Destiny Udogie was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Sterling (55). Pochettino’s men eventually took the lead with 15 minutes remaining as Nicholas Jackson slotted home after being set up by Sterling’s square ball.

There was still time for Son to be denied by Sanchez in stoppage time before Conor Gallagher squared for Jackson to tap home his second on the counter-attack (90+4). Spurs were beaten but Jackson wasn’t finished as he raced through to complete his hat-trick as he raced onto Palmer’s through ball to round Vicario and finish.

It means Manchester City remain top of the Premier League with Spurs staying in second place – a point adrift – while Chelsea move into the top half of the table.

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