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Avram Grant admitted his disappointment at his side's poor defending from set-pieces at Spurs.

Chelsea boss rues set-piece lapses

Avram Grant admitted his disappointment at Chelsea's uncharacteristically poor defending from set-pieces as Tottenham came back from 3-1 to earn a draw at White Hart Lane. The Blues boss was left scratching his head after Chelsea led three times in the capital but failed to pick up three precious points to maintain their title challenge. "Of course when we lead three times and we don't win the game we are not so happy," said Grant on Sky Sports. "I am very happy with the spirit and very happy with the goals we scored but again in the Carling Cup we lost from two set-pieces and tonight we conceded from three. "They came back from 3-1 to 3-3 so it's disappointing but I am very happy with our spirit. "It was a game that was good for the supporters but for us we wanted to win and we didn't so we are very disappointed.

Ugly challenge

"I think every team that has the lead three times in a game and doesn't win is not happy especially when we came with the right spirit and the right attitude and we don't win." The only flash-point in a largely well mannered derby encounter came on the stroke of half-time when Ashley Cole produced an ugly challenge on Tottenham full-back Alan Hutton. Despite the incident taking place in front of both dug-outs the former Israel boss failed to see the foul, but revealed he was left angered by the reaction of Spurs' players and staff. "I didn't see it but I saw that the referee was very close," he said. "I was angry that everybody jumped on him (Cole) and all the Tottenham players and the bench reacted. "I know when we do these things everybody says we are not behaving right so it was the decision of the referee."

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