Timo Werner reveals why “I told the manager to take me off”, explains his confusion over referee’s penalty decision

Timo Werner has revealed why he asked the manager Thomas Tuchel to take him off during the Premier League encounter against Sheffield United, saying: “I have a dead leg from that penalty tackle.”

Two goals from Mason Mount in the fist half and the second goal via a penalty kick by Jorginho were all Chelsea needed to coast home to 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

The Germany international was the reason behind the two goals which earned Chelsea the three points from the match at Bramall Lane.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Timo Werner said: “I think it was a good win for us, it was a difficult game against a tightly-defended Sheiffield.

“From myself, again, no goal, but it’s good to see I can help the team with other things- so I keep going.

“Two assists like today is good, but as a striker you want to score.

“It’s a long period in my career not to score, but you have to keep trying and the goals will come.”

On his new manager, he says: “Every manager is different in how they want to play- he gives us lots of ideas, so now I’m a left ten.

“It’s very good for me and I think the last wins were a good move from the manager.”

When asked on the ref’s decision not to immediately point to the penalty spot, Werner says: “I was shocked, as I thought it was a clear penalty, I pushed the ball away from him [Ramsdale] and he got me.

“VAR is good and helped the referee. In football when someone does mistakes a goal comes -both teams made mistakes today. “

On the injury he’s suffered tonight, Werner says: “I have a dead leg from that penalty tackle – the 10/15 minutes after were hard, so I told the manager to take me off.

“I think it’s better to have 11 fit players on the pitch not ten and a half. “

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(Watch Goal on Video) What a howler! Antonio Rudiger scores own goal!! 54’… Sheffield UTD 1-1 Chelsea

Terrible, terrible moment from Antonio Rudiger. A ball into the Chelsea box is not dealt with well at all by Rudiger.

Under a bit of pressure the German pokes past the on rushing Edouard Mendy to gift Sheff Utd a route back into the game.

Mendy rushes out to try and stop Fleck but there’s a distinct lack of communication between him and Rudiger.

Instead of dealing with the ball, Rudiger pokes it back towards Mendy and it rolls into the net ever so slowly!

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(Watch Goal on Video) Mason Mount scores! 43’… Sheffield United 0-1 Chelsea

Chelsea have their breakthrough and it’s Mason Mount who guides the ball past Aaron Ramsadle to give the Blues the lead.

It’s fantastic work from Timo Werner who is played just in behind his man on the left wing and cuts the ball back into the penalty area.

Werner pulls away from Sheffield United’s defence on the left and makes a diagonal run towards the by-line.

The German international cuts the ball back to the centre of the box where Mount has given him options.

With his first touch, Mount cooly steers the ball into the bottom right corner.

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(Watch brilliant counter-attacking play leading to goal) Harry Kane returns to Tottenham to winning ways

arry Kane’s return from injury inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a first win in four matches as they earned a 2-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion.

Kane, who went close three times in the first half, swept in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s pass on 54 minutes to become Spurs’ joint-second highest all-time scorer, with 208 goals in all competitions.

Son Heung-min, seemingly boosted by his team-mate’s swift recovery from a double-ankle injury, added Spurs’ second four minutes later.

Kane started a counter-attack which led to Lucas Moura teeing up Son to strike his 13th goal of the season, level with Spurs’ opening scorer.

Mbaye Diagne had West Brom’s best chance but his first-half header was superbly saved on the goalline by Hugo Lloris.

The victory lifts Spurs up to seventh on 36 points, ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Sheffield United later today.

A fourth defeat in five matches leaves West Brom second from bottom, 11 points behind 17th-placed Burnley.

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Antonio Rudiger clears himself of wrongdoing in Frank Lampard’s sacking

Antonio Rudiger has stated that he played no part in Frank Lampard’s sacking after he was claimed to have caused difficulties.

He told the club’s website: “I have been in the club into my fourth season and I have had four different coaches, with Tuchel now, and it was never talked about when Sarri left the club or when Conte left the club that players were involved or something like this.

“My conscience is clear. I know who I am and I know I did not do all that nonsense that came out and for me in my head, I am very free. I am open for every new coach, as I was open also for Mr Lampard.

“I cannot control people’s emotions but people should be human beings. Me, I didn’t post anything but the racial abuse was immense.

“This makes me stronger because I know who I am, I can look in the mirror and I can smile. I know I didn’t do anything so for me this is forgotten.

“For me in life it is very important I can look in the mirror, I see myself, I know who I am. Of course it hurts but in this case I just block it out because I know I didn’t do anything.”