Tottenham Hotspur 5 Chelsea 3
Jose Mourinho seethed at referee Phil Dowd after Chelsea left North London humbled and level with Manchester City in the Premier League.
Diego Costa fired the Blues ahead early on before the visitors had penalty appeals waved away by Dowd after Jan Vertonghen appeared to handle.
Goals from Harry Kane, Danny Rose and an Andros Townsend penalty put Spurs 3-1 up at half-time with Kane, Eden Hazard, Nacer Chadli and John Terry also netting in a pulsating game.
“I think at 2-0 [a Chelsea penalty] it would have killed the game. We had the biggest opportunity in the game to score the second goal which is a shot from the penalty spot,” said Mourinho.
“Of course I hate to lose but I prefer to lose like I did against Newcastle with a clean performance from referee Martin Atkinson and an unlucky performance by us. But in a game when you lose because of football is a different feeling.”
Costa knocked in Oscar’s pass from close range with Kane slotting in the equaliser from 25 yards on the half-hour mark.
Rose’s tap-in put Spurs ahead just before half-time and moments later Gary Cahill brought down Kane with Townsend converting the penalty.
Kane stroked the ball into the net after the break but Hazard pulled one back on the hour mark after dispossessing Federico Fazio.
Mourinho remonstrated with the fourth official after Hazard was brought down just outside the Spurs penalty area.
And his woes lengthened when Chadli bagged Spurs’ fifth before Terry’s late consolation.
“I don’t want to be punished. I want to be around for the next match so I prefer to say that we just lost. Tomorrow is another day.” said Mourinho.
It is only the third time Chelsea have conceded five goals in the Premier League in a result that blows open the title race.