Jose Mourinho angry at "guilty" Vertonghen after Torres sees red

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Jose Mourinho has accused Jan Vertonghen of conspiring to get Fernando Torres sent off during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Tottenham yesterday.

The Spanish striker was shown red at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon by referee Mike Dean after first clawing Vertonghen in the face before picking up his second booking of the game following a collision with the Belgian defender.

A fiery encounter between the London rivals ended in a stalemate, but Mourinho believes Chelsea were robbed of the chance to go on and win the game because Vertonghen exaggerated the coming together between himself and Torres.

Asked afterwards if he thought a draw was a fair result, Mourinho said: "I don't think it was.

"I think they were better in the first half but not much better, they didn't create so many chances.
"In the second half, there was only one team. The team was very, very strong until the moment the referee made a mistake, a big mistake that had a big influence on the result.

"The referee is not guilty, the player (Vertonghen) is guilty - he pretended that Fernando had a big contact on him and the referee went on trust.

"At that moment we were much better, they were in big trouble. We were winning everything in midfield and going in waves of attack, (Andre) Schurrle had just had a chance that normally he has to score.

"It leaves a bad taste because we should win."

Spurs took the lead in the first half through Gylfi Sigurdsson before John Terry levelled things up with a header after the break.

Tottenham now sit in second in the Premier League behind rival Arsenal, with Chelsea two points further back in third.

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