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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has held an amazing press conference after watching his side throw away a two-goal lead in a 3-3 draw with Southampton in the last 15 minutes.
Spurs looked poised to overtake Manchester United into third place as they led bottom Saints 3-1 with just 13 minutes to go at St Mary’s.
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But Theo Walcott’s first goal in almost two years and James Ward-Prowse’s injury-time penalty salvaged a crucial point for Southampton.
Pedro Porro’s stunning finish had opened the scoring and his account for Tottenham in first-half injury time.
Southampton responded within a minute of the restart when Che Adams turned in Walcott’s cross.
Harry Kane’s future continues to be speculated but the England captain’s form has not been dented as he was highest on his 21st Premier League goal of the season from a Dejan Kulusevski cross.
A goal from Ivan Perisic from the edge of the box then gave Spurs a two-goal cushion.
But even that wasn’t enough for Antonio Conte’s men.
Walcott kicked home to set up a stands finish and Pape Sarr was then fined for bringing down Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Tottenham keeper Fraser Forster couldn’t deny his former team-mate Ward-Prowse to leave Spurs just two points ahead of fifth-placed Newcastle after playing two more games.
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In his post-match press conference, Conte was asked why Spurs were able to surrender at the last minute and the Italian delivered a stinging reply.
“Because they’re used to it here, they’re used to it,” said Conte.
“They’re not playing for anything important, yeah. They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress. It’s easy this way.
“Tottenham’s story is this. 20 years there is the owner and they never won anything, but why? The fault lies only with the club or with every manager who stays here?
“I saw the managers Tottenham had on the bench. You risk disturbing the figure of the manager and protecting the other situation at any moment.”
In his 10-minute press conference, he said: “We are 11 players going onto the pitch. I see selfish players, I see players who don’t want to help each other and don’t put their hearts into it [in].”
CHELSEA UNDONE BY LATE TOFFEES EQUALIZER
Ellis Simms scored a last-minute equalizer as struggling Everton stepped up their fight for Premier League survival with a dramatic 2-2 draw against Chelsea on Saturday.
Sean Dyche’s side were moments from a devastating defeat until Simms scored his first goal for the club to silence Stamford Bridge.
Everton’s defiance was shown after they twice fell behind in west London. Joao Felix put Chelsea ahead early in the second half with his second goal since joining from Atletico Madrid in January.
Abdoulaye Doucoure’s equalizer was followed by Kai Havertz’s third goal in his last three appearances as a German converted penalty.
Simms was loaned to Championship club Sunderland earlier this season but the 22-year-old showed he could be Everton’s savior in the relegation battle with his crucial leveler.
Everton are now two points clear of the relegation zone after extending their unbeaten run to three games.
It was a bitter pill for Chelsea as Graham Potter’s side missed a chance to claim a fourth straight win in all competitions.
The match was marred by homophobic chants from Everton fans who heard ‘Chelsea Rent Boy’ chanted.
In January it was revealed that clubs could be charged by the Football Association if their fans sang the attacking song.
British prosecutors last year defined the term as a hate crime. That was the ugly side of a memorable game that started with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic volleying just wide of the edge of the box.
Chelsea monopolized possession but Jordan Pickford kept Everton level with a brave save when the goalkeeper dived to block Felix at the feet.
Felix, a constant threat with his quick feet and clever movement, forced Pickford to save his attempt from 18 yards.
Hampered all season by a lack of cutting edge, Chelsea had netted more than once in just two games in all competitions in 2023.
Three goals at Leicester in their previous game had reinforced Potter’s ability to solve Chelsea’s attacking problems.
There was undoubtedly more liveliness at Chelsea and Felix rewarded their territorial dominance in the 52nd minute.
When Ben Chilwell’s cross was deflected directly from Everton to Felix, the Portuguese star capitalized on his chance with a low drive that defeated Pickford and found the net at the far post.
Felix’s first goal in seven games was soon followed by an equalizer for Everton when Michael Keane headed wide from a Demarai Gray free-kick.
It was a warning Chelsea ignored as Everton equalized in the 69th minute. Everton conjured a goal straight out of the Dyche playbook, scoring from a corner from Dwight McNeil when Ben Godfrey flicked on and Doucoure nodded home from close range before Havertz could clear the line.
Chelsea were back up seven minutes later when Reece James’ run was stopped by Godfrey’s trip and an equally clumsy challenge from James Tarkowski in the box.
Havertz recently scored a crucial penalty in the Champions League round of 16 win over Borussia Dortmund and coolly sent Pickford in the wrong direction for his ninth goal of the season.
But there was a snag in the story in the 89th minute when Doucoure selected Simms’ jab into the Chelsea area.
The striker shrugged off Kalidou Koulibaly’s feeble challenge and hit a low shot that crawled under Kepa Arrizabalaga to salvage a point in stunning fashion.
ELSEWHERE ON THE SITE…
leeds exited the relegation zone after beating his teammates wolves in a six-goal thriller at Molineux.
The visitors had won just once in their last 13 league games but took a 3-0 lead.
Jack Harrison fired Javi Gracia’s men up front before rare goals for right-backs Luke Ayling and Rasmus Kristensen seemed to put Leeds out of sight.
Wolves had scored just 10 goals at home in 13 previous league games this season. But two in eight minutes gave them hope as Jonny and Matheus Cunha closed the gap.
However, Wolves ended the game with 10 men when Jonny was sent off for a dangerous studs-up tackle on Ayling.
Rodrigo wrapped up the three points that lift Leeds to 14th. Matheus Nunes, an unused Wolves substitute, was also shown a red card as the hosts were upset at the referee’s decision to award the goal, despite being sent to the pitchside monitor to see an Adama Traore shirt pull under construction to check.
Aston Villas good form under Unai Emery continues as Bournemouth were beaten 3-0 at Villa Park.
Douglas Luiz converted a low cross from Leon Bailey to give the home side the perfect start.
Jacob Ramsey then sealed the Cherries’ fate with 10 minutes remaining before Emiliano Buendia scored the third.
The win lifts Villa to 10th place above Chelsea and just four points off the European places.
Brentford missed a chance to pass Liverpool for sixth place as they were held back 1-1 at home leicester.
Harvey Barnes snuffed out Mathias Jensen’s opener as Leicester moved a point clear of the last three.
FULL PL RESULTS
Brentford 1-1 Leicester City
Southampton 3-3 Tottenham
AstonVilla 3-0 Bournemouth
Wolves 2-4 LeedsUnited
Chelsea 2-2 Everton
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