Tottenham and Chelsea both have a draw in the 28th round of EPL

02:42 - 20/03/2023 - Admin

Tottenham allowed Southampton to equalize 3-3 in stoppage time, leaving them stuck in 4th place, while Chelsea allowed Everton to equalize in the 89th minute in their match in the 28th round of the Premier League.

Tottenham drew a bitter 3-3 with Southampton

Tottenham drew 3-3 Southampton

With Man Utd not playing in round 28 (due to FA Cup matches), Tottenham had the opportunity to overtake their opponent as they played away at Southampton. The gap between the two teams was only two points, and if Tottenham won, they would move up to 3rd place ahead of Man Utd in the standings. Unfortunately, Tottenham was disappointed.

Southampton and Tottenham created an exciting match after the kickoff at St. Mary’s with intense back-and-forth play. In the 19th minute, Walcott broke away and faced Forster in goal, but unfortunately, his shot was blocked by the home team’s striker.

It wasn’t until the first minute of extra time that Tottenham had their first accurate attacking play. Son Heung Min sent a pass from the left to Porro, who comfortably received the ball on the right. The Spanish player then penetrated the penalty area and decisively shot the ball straight into the near corner, leaving goalkeeper Bazunu unable to block it.

Tottenham’s lead only lasted until halftime. In the 46th minute, Walcott crossed the ball from the right, allowing Adams to come in and score a close-range equalizer for Southampton. In the 55th minute, a Southampton player touched the ball with his hand in the penalty area, but the referee did not blow the whistle despite VAR intervening.

The game was quite open. In the 65th minute, Kane found the right position and headed the ball from about 5 meters away to score, bringing the score to 2-1. In the 74th minute, after several continuous attacking plays by Tottenham, Perisic volleyed the ball from outside the penalty area. The ball bounced off the ground and went into the right corner, leaving goalkeeper Bazunu unable to block it. The score was then extended to 3-1 for Tottenham.

Tottenham seemed to have secured the victory leading by two goals, but Southampton did not give up. In the 77th minute, Tottenham’s defense was disorganized, allowing Walcott to easily score a goal in the center of the penalty area after a pass from Mara.

Southampton searched for an equalizer and created a lot of pressure on their opponents in the remaining part of the game. In the 90+1 minute, VAR ruled that a Tottenham player committed a foul in the penalty area. It was a situation where the player missed the ball and kicked the opponent’s foot. Interestingly, the Southampton player came from behind on the left and kicked the ball, but the referee blamed Tottenham for the foul. This decision is sure to be controversial.

Ward-Prowse successfully equalized 3-3 from the penalty spot. This was the final score of the match.

Chelsea drew 2-2 with Everton at Stamford Bridge

chelsea drew 2-2 Everton

After two consecutive wins in the Premier League, Potter’s squad aimed for a third victory against Everton at home. Unfortunately, despite continuously taking the lead, The Blues only managed to secure a draw.

After an ineffective first half, Chelsea unexpectedly took the lead in the 52nd minute. Felix received the ball at the edge of the penalty area and scored with a left-footed shot that hit the post and went into the net. In the 56th minute, Pulisic scored a goal for Everton, but it was disallowed due to an offside position by the player who passed the ball to him.

Everton played with great effort as they were also trying to earn points to avoid relegation. In the 69th minute, Doucoure headed the ball into the net from close to the left post. Although the Chelsea defender quickly cleared the ball out, the goal-line technology confirmed that the ball had crossed the goal line, giving Everton a goal.

In the 73rd minute, James was fouled in the penalty area, resulting in a penalty for Chelsea. Despite protests from the Everton players, Havertz successfully converted the penalty in the 76th minute, putting The Blues ahead 2-1.

Although Chelsea remained proactive for the rest of the game, they could not protect their lead. In the 89th minute, Simms received the ball on the left flank, accelerated past Koulibaly, entered the penalty area, and scored with a low shot that beat Kepa, bringing Everton an equalizer of 2-2. The late goal earned Everton a point.

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