Thomas Tuchel Bemoans The Double Punishment Of Reece James Being Sent Off After Giving Away A Penalty

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Thomas Tuchel disliked the VAR ruling, which he thought ruined Chelsea’s match against Liverpool, but he left Anfield with his spirits up.

Chelsea did little to dispel the notion that they are a Premier League title contender after a 1-1 draw on Merseyside, a result that was made all the more impressive by the fact that they played for 45 minutes with ten men.

After Taylor went to look at his pitchside monitor, Reece James was sent off for handling Sadio Mane’s goal-bound attempt. Tuchel yelled at fourth official Craig Pawson after the official made the decision to award a penalty, which was converted by Mo Salah.

Tuchel claimed Taylor only saw a still of the incident and not the entire scene. Chelsea’s head coach believed the circumstances spoiled what was setting up to be a great game when the ball bounced off James’ leg before he jutted his arm out.

Tuchel, whose team led thanks to Kai Havertz’s header, said: ‘I think two punishments are incredibly hard and it was a bit of a spoiler for the game.’ ‘These early red cards irritate me; no one wants to watch that for 45 minutes.’ We have no choice but to accept it.

Source: Daily Mail

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