Jamie O’Hara is every Tottenham fan as goes from joy to rage as Spurs reduced to NINE men in crunch Chelsea clash
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Jamie O’Hara is every Tottenham fan as goes from joy to rage as Spurs reduced to NINE men in crunch Chelsea clash

Nov 8, 2023

Jamie O’Hara and Carlton Cole felt all the emotions possible during talkSPORT’s watch-along for Tottenham and Chelsea crazy, blockbuster clash.

But it was O’Hara that really summed up all Spurs fans throughout the opening hour of the game, as he went from euphoria to pure rage as he watched his side go down to nine men, fall behind and ultimately lose.

O'Hara was every Spurs fan as their goal went in

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O’Hara was every Spurs fan as their goal went inCredit: talkSPORT
Whilst Cole mirrored the away end

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Whilst Cole mirrored the away endCredit: talkSPORT

In a clash that’s been dubbed the Mauricio Pochettino derby, with the ex-Spurs boss returning to play against his former club four years after his departure, Spurs got off to a flying start.

Dejan Kulusevski found the net in the sixth minute to put the home side ahead.

And talkSPORT’s resident Spurs fan and ex-player celebrated just like those inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium live on talkSPORT’s watch-along.

This was all at the expense of former Chelsea striker Carton Cole, who covered his face in disbelief whilst sat beside O’Hara as the Blues conceded.

“Look at us, we’re absolutely playing through them!” O’Hara purred.

O’Hara was given another reason to celebrate 15 minutes later, as Raheem Sterling had an equaliser chalked off after being deemed to have committed handball before hitting the ball into the net.

But soon, Spurs’ luck had run out.

Moises Caicedo had fired home from range, but the ex-Brighton man’s celebrations were soon cut short as Nicolas Jackson was judged to be offside.

O'Hara really lost it when Chelsea went ahead

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O’Hara really lost it when Chelsea went aheadCredit: talkSPORT
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But a VAR check on the goal also picked up on Cristian Romero’s tackle on Enzo Fernandez, leading the Spurs man to be sent off, Chelsea to be given a penalty and then Cole Palmer to finally draw his side level to make it 1-1.

As if the first half couldn’t have been anymore dramatic after injuries to James Maddison and Micky van de Ven too, Spurs were then dealt another blow as the home side went down to NINE men.

Destiny Udogie, who was already on a yellow card, put in a tackle on Raheem Sterling, earning him a second yellow and an early bath.

O’Hara summed up every Spurs fan as he reacted live on talkSPORT’s watch-along.

“What are you doing Udogie? You are on a yellow?!” he fumed.

Ten minutes later, he was still raging.

He said: “I swear my phone’s going to get launched… it’s just my Chelsea mates sending laughing emojis.

“This is the last watch-along I’m ever doing for a Tottenham game.”

Jackson sealed the win for the Blues in the end

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Jackson sealed the win for the Blues in the endCredit: Getty

And Cole, who had to take in O’Hara’s celebrations at the start, couldn’t help but make a little dig.

“Wow… you lot are finished. This could be the turning point…” Cole said with a smile.

Jamie simply replied: “Coley, shut up and bore off!”

It then got worse for O’Hara, as Chelsea finally went ahead through Nicolas Jackson with 15 minutes to go.

The Gambian went on to bag a hattrick, netting in the fourth and seventh minute of added time to make it 4-1 and bring all three points back to west London.


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