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Townsend apologises for Chelsea dive

30 September 2013 09:52

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend admitted to diving in Saturday's fixture with Chelsea and confessed he deserved to receive a yellow card.

The 22-year-old received a caution in the first half of the hot-tempered 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane after going down easily under a challenge from Frank Lampard.

And Townsend acknowledged that the call was the correct one and promised not to repeat the offence in future.

"You make mistakes and that dive was a mistake," Townsend conceded. "I apologised to the ref. I said to him at half-time that I thoroughly deserved it and hopefully I won't do that again.

"Obviously I have got to kick it out of my game.

"As I have come inside, the leg was there and he (Lampard) has pulled out at the last minute and I still went over, so it was a deserved yellow card.

"I didn't have time to react when he pulled his leg out of the way. It's sort of instinct and things happen so fast.

"If the leg is there, you go over it. If there is contact, it's not a dive. If you are running that fast, you are going to go over with any little touch."

Tottenham looked to be heading for the three points in Saturday's fixture after Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half opener.

But they were unable to hold on as Jose Mourinho's side levelled after the break through John Terry's header.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
28 September 2013
Game week
6
Kick-off
13:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
35857

Goals

G. Sigurðsson 19'
(assist by Soldado) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
65' J. Terry
 (assist by Mata)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
25
5 64'
20 75'
16
2
19 78'
8
22 19'
17 43'
23 45+2'
9
Coach: André Villas-Boas
# Player Bookings
1
3
26 65'
2 58'
4
8
12
7
17
11
9 51' 81'
Coach: José Mourinho

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
14
18
6
24
30
11
# Player Bookings
10
14
28
5
23
24
29

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19:35
19:31
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0
18 0 +0 0
19 0 +0 0
20 0 +0 0

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