A Robbie Keane rocket gave Tottenham a point against their London rivals Chelsea, last night.

Typically, Didier Drogba headed Chelsea ahead on the third minute, however in form Jonathan Woodgate equalised with a header shortly after.

Chelsea then went on to take a 3-1 lead through Michael Essien and the impressive Joe Cole who looked to have won it for the blues. They were then once again pegged back by spurs. Dimitar Berbatov’s header made it 3-2 and a good strike by Tom Huddlestone levelled it at 3-3.

Joe Cole once again looked as though he had won it for Chelsea, until Robbie Keane’s brilliant goal completed the eight goal thriller in the 88th minute.

Robbie Keane salutes the Spurs fans after his late goal against Chelsea

However the match was overshadowed by an ugly tackle from Ashley Cole on Tottenham full back Alan Hutton. Cole launched himself into Hutton with a high and late tackle, worthy of a red card. Unsurprisingly, Chelsea players surrounded the referee, Mike Riley, led by England captain John Terry.

Cole continued to show Riley a lack of respect, refusing to come over to him and then refusing to turn around and face the premier league referee. Cole escaped with a yellow card, which could and perhaps should have been a red card.

Ashley Cole caught Alan Hutton with a late and high challenge

With the match finishing 4-4, Chelsea missed the opportunity to draw level on points with Arsenal and to pressure Man United at the top of the table. Chelsea now lie in 3rd place with Tottenham in 11th after a thrilling London derby.

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