Football: Mourinho cries foul over Torres dismissal as Spurs and Chelsea draw 1-1
LONDON (AFP) - 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.
Mourinho told Sky Sports: "I think Spurs were better than us in the first half, but in the second half, there was only one team. We were very, very strong, until the moment the referee made a mistake - a big mistake that had a big influence in the result."