Report explains why Conte was shown a yellow card halfway to Leeds win – Spurs Web

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A report from Football.London has explained why Antonio Conte received a yellow card in Tottenham’s win over Leeds United on Saturday.

Spurs produced a 4-0 win over Premier League strugglers to bounce back from losing to Burnley in midweek.

The encounter at Elland Road was action-packed with Conte’s men taking a 3-0 lead within 30 minutes to head into half-time with a healthy lead.

As Leeds continued the game in the second half, both teams were guilty of being slightly overzealous with their challenges for possession, which made referee Craig Pawson a busy man.

Ryan Sessegnon was shown a yellow card for tripping Rodrigo, before a flurry of bookings for Leeds’ Matheus Klich, Stuart Dallas and Junior Firpo ensued in the space of two minutes.

The number of robust challenges appeared to have annoyed Spurs boss Conte – particularly Dallas’ one on Sessegnon and a late tackle on Cristian Romero – who then berated Pawson for his decisions.

Football.London explained that the official had none of the Italian’s angry complaints and as a result, put his name on the growing list of bookings.

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The second half of the game went slightly overboard and that was mainly down to Leeds frustrations at Leeds behind another heavy scoreline. Conte clearly wasn’t happy with some tackles that were flying and he’s not afraid to make his opinion known, as was demonstrated again this weekend.

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