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'I thought': Hojbjerg suggests referee Anthony Taylor actually made a decision that Tottenham weren't happy with now
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'I thought': Hojbjerg suggests referee Anthony Taylor actually made a decision that Tottenham weren't happy with now

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has now suggested to Viaplay Fotball that referee Anthony Taylor made a decision that his team weren’t happy with against Chelsea yesterday

Spurs grabbed a last minute equaliser at Stamford Bridge thanks to a Harry Kane header and headed back to North London with a point after a 2-2 draw. 

And it was a fiery affair in West London as Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were both sent off after the game. 

The pair clashed after Hojbjerg’s equaliser in the second-half then once again after the full-time whistle. 

But the Danish midfielder feels that Anthony Taylor could have possibly refrained from sending the managers off.

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“It’s something that what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch and I thought the officials could have left it like that,” Hojbjerg told Viaplay Fotball

“I didn’t see what happened, I haven’t seen it, but I think sometimes what I like about football is that emotions are allowed as long as you don’t take it outside the pitch – as no-one did. 

“So I think maybe the officials should have left it like that.” 

Tottenham weren’t happy with Taylor decision 

Both Conte and Tuchel were initially shown yellow cards by Taylor after Hojbjerg’s goal in the second-half. 

The Chelsea boss was clearly unhappy with what he thought was a foul in the build-up to the goal and Conte celebrated right in front of him. 

Then as the full-time whistle went, the pair shared a handshake but came to blows once again, which resulted in both being shown red cards. 

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Hojbjerg clearly thinks the pair should have been let off the hook by Taylor as nothing too serious occurred. 

It was a high-stakes game for both teams and Spurs were probably lucky to come away with a point after being second-best for most of the game. 

But Conte will undoubtedly be happy to earn a draw at Stamford Bridge after Spurs’ miserable record at the ground in recent years.

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