Harry Kane scored a 96th-minute equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw for Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby against Chelsea on Sunday.
Coaches Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were both sent off after the full-time whistle for their second physical altercation of the match.
Chelsea looked set to make the best possible start to a new era at Stamford Bridge as they twice took the lead through Kalida Koulibaly and Rhys James.
Tottenham were far from the level they need if they want to live up to their hopes of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the title, but showed the new character instilled by Conte to fight back for a point.
The Italian and Tuchel were booked after Pierre-Emile Heubjerg equalised.
Tempers then flared again during the handshake after Kane nodded in virtually the last action of the game.
Tottenham have won just once at Stamford Bridge in 32 years in the league, but Conte will be happy to take a share of the spoils against his former club.
New Chelsea chairman Todd Boeli was greeted by a huge sign of support for Chelsea and saw a quick return on nearly £170 million ($206 million) of investment in the transfer market since he sanctioned the club’s takeover from Roman Abramovich in 2, £5 billion. .
Despite the dramatic changes in the boardroom, on the pitch it was like the old days under Abramovich, with Chelsea outscoring, outplaying and outscoring Spurs in the opening 45 minutes.
Chelsea’s two new signings combined for the first goal as Koulibaly found space to tap home from Marco Cucurella’s corner.
Conte again resisted the temptation to start any of his six new signings, but it wasn’t until the introduction of Richarlison just before the hour mark and a formation change that Tottenham began to threaten.
Kane had a great chance to equalize when he uncharacteristically dribbled wide, only to beat Edouard Mendy.
Spurs equalized with 22 minutes remaining in controversial fashion to ignite a spark between the two managers.
Rodrigo Bentancourt appeared to foul Kai Haverca before Tottenham surged ahead and the ball eventually found its way to Hojbjerg, who fired low and powerfully past Mendy.
Tuchel reacted violently to the decision and Conte’s overzealous celebration.
The German was fighting fire as he raced down the touchline to celebrate as James smashed home Raheem Sterling’s cross to restore Chelsea’s lead after 13 minutes.
However, Kane had the last word when he headed home Ivan Perisic’s corner in stoppage time.
Earlier, Nottingham Forest celebrated their first home Premier League match in 23 years with a 1-0 win over West Ham.
The two-time European champions made 14 new signings in a bid to retain their top-flight status and two of those making their home debuts were star players, with Taiwo Awonii scoring the only goal and Dean Henderson saving a Declan Rice penalty.
Luck was on Forest’s side as the Hammers also scored in the controversial first half, hitting the underside of the crossbar twice after breaking through Pablo Fornals and Said Benrama.
But that didn’t matter much to the jubilant crowd of 30,000 at the City Ground, who earned their first three points in the big time.