Tuchel should have been sent off for doing this – Former referee says

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham manager Antonio Conte clashed twice during Sunday’s London derby.

The first clash happened after Spurs first equaliser, which sparked off after Antonio Conte celebrated in front of Thomas Tuchel.

The second clash happened at the final whistle which resulted in both managers being sent off.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had a funny celebration after Reece James scored what looked like a winner.

Tuchel ran past Antonio Conte in wild celebration as James scored a 78th minute goal.

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton has claimed that Tuchel should have been dismissed even before full-time for his celebration when Chelsea took a 2-1 lead on 77 minutes through Reece James.

“Thomas Tuchel was fortunate to be on the touchline at full-time,” Walton told The Times.

“His celebration for Chelsea’s second goal, where he sprinted down the touchline, blatantly broke the rules against staff leaving the technical area.

“The German had already been cautioned for his clash with Conte after Tottenham’s first equaliser, and could have easily been booked again here.”

Spurs boss Antonio Conte reacted to Tuchel’s celebration by saying that he should have tripped Tuchel when he ran past him.

After the match, Conte wrote on Instagram: “Lucky I didn’t see you… Making you trip over would have been well deserved.”