Report explains why Conte received yellow card midway through Leeds win

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

Spurs produced a statement 4-0 win against the Premier League strugglers to bounce back after losing to Burnley in midweek. 

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

With Leeds chasing the game in the second period, both sides were guilty of being slightly over-zealous with their challenges for possession which caused referee Craig Pawson to be a busy man. 

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

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

Football.London has explained that the official was having none of the Italian’s angry claims and, as a result, noted his name in the growing list of bookings. 

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The second-half of the match boiled over slightly and that was mostly down to Leeds’ frustrations at Leeds trailing by another heavy scoreline. Conte clearly wasn’t happy with some of the tackles flying about and he isn’t afraid of letting his opinion known, as demonstrated again at the weekend. 

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