Andre Villas-Boas's reunion with his former mentor Jose Mourinho ended with honours even as John Terry's header gave Chelsea a point at White Hart Lane.

Gylfi Sigurdsson ensured Tottenham had the first-half lead their dominance deserved but Chelsea were revitalised by the introduction of Juan Mata at half-time and Terry's equaliser came as he headed home the Spaniard's free-kick after 65 minutes.

Vertonghen is a disgrace - Mourinho

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was unluckily sent off with nine minutes left after receiving a second yellow card from referee Mike Dean following an aerial challenge with Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen - the conclusion of a lengthy battle between the pair, especially in the second half.

Spurs boss Villas-Boas and Mourinho were once close confidantes as they worked together at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan but the current frosty nature of a relationship that has broken down was reflected in their lukewarm pre-match handshake.

And both had to settle for a point from this meeting, meaning Spurs and Chelsea finish the day second and third in the table respectively, losing ground on leaders Arsenal, who won at Swansea, but enjoying a more profitable afternoon than Manchester City and Manchester United, who both lost.

Mourinho gave Torres the main attacking role with Samuel Eto'o on the bench - where he was joined by Mata.

Chelsea's £30m signing Willian, snatched away from Spurs as he was on the brink of completing a move to White Hart Lane, was not even on the bench as he continues to be on the margins of Mourinho's team.

And it was the player Villas-Boas turned to after the loss of Willian, Christian Eriksen, who was the main creative force in a first half in which Spurs took control.

History repeating itself?

Chelsea's return of 11 points from six matches this season mirrors their start to their 2007-08 campaign. On that occasion, Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager

The £11.5m signing from Ajax easily escaped Frank Lampard after 19 minutes and played in Roberto Soldado. Sigurdsson was quicker to Soldado's lay-off than Terry to slide his finish past Chelsea keeper Petr Cech.

It brought a fist-pumping celebration from Villas-Boas - but he was left frustrated when Spurs wasted the opportunity to double their lead just before half-time when Paulinho struck the outside of the post from Andros Townsend's pass.

Mourinho was off down the tunnel even before referee Mike Dean blew the half-time whistle and he acted during the interval, replacing John Mikel Obi with Mata.

Torres was at the centre of events soon after the break, first crossing for Oscar who just failed to make contact at the far post.

The Spaniard was then shown a yellow card - and was lucky to escape a red - when he tripped Vertonghen before grabbing his face, and he rounded off a lively few minutes as Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris was forced into a save at the striker's feet.

Draw fair result - Villas-Boas

Vertonghen himself was booked for a late challenge on Ramires and Chelsea inflicted further punishment when the unmarked Terry timed his run perfectly to glance home Mata's free-kick.

The momentum had moved towards Chelsea and Villas-Boas removed Eriksen and Townsend for Nacer Chadli and Lewis Holtby in an attempt to restore the order and control Spurs had before the break.

And he made his final change with 14 minutes left when he introduced Jermain Defoe for Soldado.

The confrontation between Torres and Vertonghen had been threatening to boil over and the striker was sent off after both players went down after a challenge in the air. It was innocuous with no malice and it was a disbelieving Torres who walked slowly off towards the tunnel, where he was consoled by Mourinho.

Spurs attempted to cash in on their numerical advantage as Cech saved low from Defoe and Vertonghen shot just wide. It was the final opportunity of a frenetic finish.

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Tottenham

  • 25 Lloris
  • 02 Walker
  • 05 Vertonghen Booked
  • 16 Naughton
  • 20 Dawson Booked
  • 08 Paulinho
  • 17 Townsend Booked (Chadli - 63' )
  • 19 Dembele Booked
  • 22 Sigurdsson
  • 23 Eriksen Booked (Holtby - 70' )
  • 09 Soldado (Defoe - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Friedel
  • 06 Chiriches
  • 11 Lamela
  • 14 Holtby
  • 21 Chadli
  • 30 Sandro
  • 18 Defoe

Chelsea

  • 01 Cech
  • 02 Ivanovic Booked
  • 03 Cole
  • 04 Luiz
  • 26 Terry
  • 07 Ramires
  • 08 Lampard
  • 11 Oscar (Azpilicueta - 83' )
  • 12 Mikel (Mata - 46' )
  • 17 Hazard (Schurrle - 69' )
  • 09 Torres Dismissed after an earlier booking

Substitutes

  • 23 Schwarzer
  • 24 Cahill
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • 05 Essien
  • 10 Mata
  • 14 Schurrle
  • 29 Eto'o
Ref: Dean
Att: 35,857

Match Stats

Shots

12 11

On target

4 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:45 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:22

David Luiz makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:52

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:35

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

90:00 +2:00

Nacer Chadli has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

90:00 +1:14

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball.

90:00 +0:01

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby.

89:39

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Lampard.

88:39

Gylfi Sigurdsson makes a clearance.

88:08

Mousa Dembele makes a clearance.

88:05

Andre Schurrle produces a cross.

88:00

Gylfi Sigurdsson manages to make a clearance.

87:57

Free kick crossed by Juan Mata.

87:15

Kyle Naughton challenges Cesar Azpilicueta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:41

Shot by Gylfi Sigurdsson went wide left of the target.

86:26

Clearance by Frank Lampard.

86:25

Kyle Walker sends in a cross.

84:57

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

84:35

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Petr Cech safely holds on.

83:43

Clearance by Andre Schurrle.

83:42

The ball is sent over by Nacer Chadli.

83:17

Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.

83:01

Andre Schurrle is caught offside.

82:47

Clearance made by David Luiz.

82:45

Centre by Kyle Naughton.

82:40

Lewis Holtby takes the chance to get an effort at goal. David Luiz gets a block in.

82:10

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Cesar Azpilicueta comes on in place of Emboaba Oscar.

80:35

Fernando Torres sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

80:35 Dismissal

Dismissal

79:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Jan Vertonghen.

79:26

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

78:17

Clearance by Kyle Walker.

78:06

Shot comes in from Frank Lampard from the free kick. Mousa Dembele gets a block in.

77:21

Mousa Dembele goes into the referee's book for dissent.

77:21 Booking

Booking

77:07

Foul by Mousa Dembele on Juan Mata, free kick awarded.

76:47

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

76:43

Andre Schurrle takes a shot. Hugo Lloris parries the ball but the danger is not over.

76:33

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

76:19 Substitution

Substitution Jermain Defoe on for Roberto Soldado.

75:40

Branislav Ivanovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

74:56

Michael Dawson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

74:56 Booking

Booking

74:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Fernando Torres.

74:31

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

74:12

The referee blows for offside.

73:46

Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Gylfi Sigurdsson.

73:19

Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

73:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jan Vertonghen by Emboaba Oscar.

72:10

Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

71:49

The referee blows for offside against Andre Schurrle.

70:28

Kyle Naughton makes a clearance.

70:25

The ball is delivered by Fernando Torres.

69:27 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Holtby comes on in place of Christian Eriksen.

68:58 Substitution

Substitution (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Andre Schurrle coming on for Eden Hazard.

68:37

Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.

68:36

The ball is swung over by Emboaba Oscar.

68:26

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Petr Cech safely holds on.

67:50

Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

67:33

Nascimento Ramires challenges Christian Eriksen unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:30

Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.

67:29

Branislav Ivanovic sends in a cross.

67:01

Christian Eriksen manages to make a clearance.

66:59

Clearance made by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

66:54

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line.

66:28

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

66:26

The ball is sent over by Fernando Torres.

64:34

Assist on the goal came from Juan Mata.

64:34 Goal scored

Goal! - John Terry - Tottenham 1 - 1 Chelsea John Terry grabs a goal with a headed effort. Spurs 1-1 Chelsea.

64:32

Juan Mata takes the free kick.

63:41 Booking

Booking

63:41

The referee shows Jan Vertonghen a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:35

Nascimento Ramires fouled by Jan Vertonghen, the ref awards a free kick.

63:12

Centre by Emboaba Oscar.

62:26

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

62:12 Substitution

Substitution Nacer Chadli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andros Townsend.

61:49

Foul by Kyle Naughton on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded.

61:02

John Terry makes a clearance.

60:59

Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

59:34

Jan Vertonghen fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick.

59:28

Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

58:57

Eden Hazard is caught offside.

58:16

Shot by Eden Hazard. Hugo Lloris blocks the ball.

58:14

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

58:11

The ball is swung over by Emboaba Oscar.

57:42

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

56:47 Booking

Booking

56:47

Branislav Ivanovic is given a yellow card.

56:23

Juan Mata is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

55:49

Mousa Dembele sends in a cross.

55:42

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

55:38

Corner taken by Christian Eriksen from the right by-line.

55:13

Clearance by Ashley Cole.

55:12

Kyle Walker crosses the ball.

55:00

Emboaba Oscar manages to make a clearance.

54:55

Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

54:29

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

53:22

Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

52:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against Branislav Ivanovic.

52:38

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

52:33

Fernando Torres delivers the ball.

52:29

Short corner worked by Fernando Torres.

52:18

Fernando Torres takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris parries the ball away.

51:04

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

50:35 Booking

Booking

50:35

The referee cautions Fernando Torres for unsporting behaviour.

50:24

Foul by Fernando Torres on Jan Vertonghen, free kick awarded.

49:46

Juan Mata crosses the ball in from the free kick.

49:27

Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Joe Paulo Paulinho results in a free kick.

49:04

Free kick taken by Jan Vertonghen.

48:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Mousa Dembele.

47:36

Shot by Emboaba Oscar went wide of the left-hand upright.

47:33

A cross is delivered by Fernando Torres.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Juan Mata joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:54

Header at goal by John Terry goes right of the post.

45:00 +1:52

The ball is delivered by Nascimento Ramires.

45:00 +1:48

Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

45:00 +1:28 Booking

Booking

45:00 +1:28

Christian Eriksen receives a yellow card.

45:00 +1:16

Christian Eriksen challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:00 +0:51

Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:40

Unfair challenge on Kyle Naughton by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick.

44:38

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot and hits the post.

44:25

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

43:51

Jan Vertonghen takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

43:37

Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

43:36

Clearance by John Terry.

43:30

Joe Paulo Paulinho has an effort at goal. John Terry gets a block in.

43:22

John Terry manages to make a clearance.

43:00

Shot by Emboaba Oscar. Hugo Lloris blocks the ball.

42:59

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

42:58

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

42:55

John Terry takes the free kick.

42:37 Booking

Booking

42:37

Andros Townsend receives a caution.

41:46

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

41:45

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

41:09

The referee blows for offside.

39:58

Headed chance falls to John Terry. Blocked by Mousa Dembele.

39:56

Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the right by-line.

39:33

Eden Hazard takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jan Vertonghen gets a block in.

39:30

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

39:03

Clearance by Roberto Soldado.

39:00

Corner taken by Frank Lampard.

38:52

Clearance made by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

38:32

Frank Lampard takes the free kick.

37:36

Fernando Torres fouled by Jan Vertonghen, the ref awards a free kick.

36:19

Clearance made by John Terry.

36:18

The ball is swung over by Kyle Naughton.

36:03

Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.

35:09

Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

35:07

Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.

35:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard.

34:39

Clearance by Michael Dawson.

34:39

Emboaba Oscar produces a cross.

34:37

Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

34:28

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Kyle Walker results in a free kick.

32:55

Kyle Naughton restarts play with the free kick.

32:02

David Luiz challenges Roberto Soldado unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:57

Jan Vertonghen makes a clearance.

31:55

The ball is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.

31:22

Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.

30:52

Nascimento Ramires is caught offside.

29:10

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Petr Cech blocks the ball.

29:05

Frank Lampard makes a clearance.

28:39

Clearance made by Ashley Cole.

28:37

The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker.

27:39

Mikel manages to make a clearance.

27:20

Frank Lampard takes the free kick.

27:00

Nascimento Ramires fouled by Kyle Naughton, the ref awards a free kick.

24:30

Jan Vertonghen takes the free kick.

24:13

Emboaba Oscar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mousa Dembele.

23:38

Clearance made by David Luiz.

23:17

Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.

23:14

Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.

23:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Christian Eriksen.

22:42

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

22:22

Free kick taken by Christian Eriksen.

22:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Gylfi Sigurdsson.

22:03

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

21:06

Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.

20:42

Mikel Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Andros Townsend.

20:34

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

20:32

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

20:31

The ball is sent over by Emboaba Oscar.

18:49

Roberto Soldado provided the assist for the goal.

18:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Gylfi Sigurdsson - Tottenham 1 - 0 Chelsea Gylfi Sigurdsson scores a left footed goal. Spurs 1-0 Chelsea.

18:47

Assist on the goal came from Roberto Soldado.

17:24

Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

16:52

Clearance by John Terry.

16:49

Christian Eriksen takes the free kick.

16:21

Andros Townsend fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick.

16:12

Clearance made by John Terry.

15:29

Mikel Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

15:10

Jan Vertonghen challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:58

Free kick taken by Mikel Mikel.

14:38

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Kyle Walker results in a free kick.

14:17

David Luiz makes a clearance.

13:52

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

13:18

The referee blows for offside.

13:07

Roberto Soldado challenges John Terry unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12:07

The ball is sent over by Fernando Torres.

11:27

Free kick crossed by Christian Eriksen.

10:54

Branislav Ivanovic challenges Gylfi Sigurdsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

8:08

Shot by Frank Lampard went wide of the left-hand upright.

7:57

Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

7:45

Foul by Kyle Walker on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded.

6:38

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

2:43

Corner taken by Christian Eriksen from the left by-line.

2:15

Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

2:13

A cross is delivered by Christian Eriksen.

0:53

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

0:28

The offside flag is raised against Nascimento Ramires.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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