Jose Mourinho irked by Fernando Torres red in Chelsea draw, blames Jan Vertonghen

Chelsea had dominated the second half prior to the Spaniard's dismissal, and although Jose Mourinho felt Mike Dean's decision to brandish a red card robbed his side of momentum at a crucial juncture, he reserved his strongest criticism for Jan Vertonghen.

updated: September 28, 2013 20:38 IST
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London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho criticised the dismissal of striker Fernando Torres in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur and argued that his side deserved more from the game.

A 65th-minute header by captain John Terry earned Chelsea a draw in the Premier League tussle at White Hart Lane, after Gylfi Sigurdsson had given the home side a first-half lead.

However, Torres was shown a second yellow card for leading with his arm in an aerial challenge on Jan Vertonghen in the closing stages and Spurs came close to snatching victory before the final whistle sounded.

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