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Tottenham snatch late draw at Chelsea while Taiwo stars for Forest

by Kolkata Today

Tottenham Hotspur twice come from behind to earn a point at Chelsea while Taiwo Awoniyi downs West Ham.

A stoppage-time goal from Harry Kane earned Tottenham Hotspur a 2-2 draw against Chelsea in a thrilling contest at Stamford Bridge.

The Spurs striker headed in from substitute Ivan Perisic’s corner in the sixth minute of added time.

The Blues twice went ahead, firstly through Kalidou Koulibaly, volleying in superbly to score his first goal for the club, and Reece James.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the other Spurs goal either side of the Chelsea strikes.

Tottenham Hotspur goalscorer Harry Kane said .”I’m happy with the way we fought back, especially in the second half and it’s a really nice feeling to get that goal at the end. I kind of flicked it and I wasn’t sure where it went, I saw the net rustling and the away fans cheering”

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said,”It was emotional at the end, me and Antonio had different opinions. It’s football, it’s the game, it’s the Premier League. It’s between two competitors. We were absolutely brilliant in the game, only one team deserved to win and I’m sorry we didn’t get what we deserv.

Forest enjoy dream homecoming

Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League home match in 23 years ended in delight as Taiwo Awoniyi’s first-half strike proved decisive in a 1-0 win against West Ham United.

The striker bundled in from close range in first-half stoppage time after the ball diverted into his path.

However the visitors will be wondering how they left the City Ground empty-handed.

David Moyes’ side had a goal ruled out in the first half after Michail Antonio was adjudged to have committed a foul in the build-up.

And after the break, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma both struck the woodwork.

But the biggest opportunity came to Declan Rice, whose 65th-minute penalty, awarded for a Scott McKenna handball following a VAR review, was saved by Dean Henderson.

A first victory of the season lifts Forest up to 10th on three points, while back-to-back defeats leave West Ham in 19th.

Nottingham Forest match-winner Taiwo Awoniyi said,”I’m really happy about the goal – it was a dream for me to score and for the team to win. As a striker you just have to be ready for anything around the goal. We must say a very big thank you to the fans because from the beginning they got behind the team and you can see how it kept the team going until the last minute. The win will give more confidence to the team, and I believe we will have a great season”

Nottingham Forest coach Steve Cooper said,”We deserved to win for the way we played in the first half – I thought we were excellent, by far the better team and really took the game to West Ham. We were good for going 1-0 up and the second half was always going to be about keeping a clean sheet. We showed a lot of heart and soul. It’s important in any season that you get your first win, particularly this one, being back in the Premier League.”


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