Sep 28, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
SpursTottenham Hotspur
Sigurdsson (19')
Townsend (44'), Eriksen (45'), Dawson (76')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Terry (65')
Torres (51'), Ivanovic (56')
Torres (81')

Jose Mourinho blames Jan Vertonghen for Fernando Torres sending-off

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that the reaction of Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen caused Fernando Torres to be wrongly sent off at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that the exaggerated reaction of Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen caused Fernando Torres to be wrongly sent off in this afternoon's 1-1 draw.

Momentum at White Hart Lane was with the Blues after John Terry's 65th-minute header had cancelled out Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half opener.

However, that changed when referee Mike Dean gave Torres a second yellow card 10 minutes from time for an alleged elbow.

Vertonghen went to ground holding his face, but replays showed that the Spaniard's arm did not make contact with Belgian's head.

"I dont think it was [a fair result]," Mourinho told BT Sport. "They were better than us in the first half. They didn't created so many chances, but they deserved to be leading 1-0.

"In the second half there was only one team and that team was very strong.

"But then the referee makes a big mistake and the game changes. I don't think the referee is to blame, I think you have to blame Vertonghen."

Torres and Vertonghen clashed on numerous occasions throughout the game at White Hart Lane.

The Chelsea man's first booking came following an incident that saw him clip Vertonghen's heels before scratching his face.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea is shown the red card by referee Mike Dean and is sent off during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane on September 28, 2013
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