Antonio Conte's Immediate Reaction After Celebrating In Claudio Ranieri's Face Has Emerged
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Antonio Conte stopped celebrating Tottenham Hotspur's dramatic injury-time winner vs Watford after realising he was right in front of Claudio Ranieri.
Spurs closed the gap on fourth place Arsenal to just two points on Saturday thanks to a Davinson Sanchez header in the 96th minute.
Conte was thrilled with the result but it was heartbreak for Ranieri, who thought he'd guided his side to their first clean sheet of the season.
While celebrating, Conte accidentally ended up in Ranieri's view and briefly stopped to move away in a show of respect.
Look at Conte’s face when he realized he’s celebrating in Ranieri’s face 🥺pic.twitter.com/9nBSYHmjfN— Luka 🇮🇹 (@Lukathfc) January 1, 2022
Quality stuff from Conte who didn't want to rub it in to his opponent.
Fans noticed Conte's conduct and they've paid tribute to the Italian.
One commented: "Absolute class from Conte. He has a lot of respect for Ranieri."
Another added: "I couldn't stop watching this. Brilliant."
While a third put: "This is why he's one of the big managers I have a lot of time for."
It was a feisty affair at Vicarage Road and both sides felt hard done by when it came to referee Rob Jones.
Harry Kane was denied a penalty in the first half and Joao Pedro's appeal was then waved away in the second half.
Watford had lost five games in a row heading into the contest and in that time, conceded 15 goals.
Daniel Bachmann kept the visitors at bay before Sanchez popped up at the death to snatch all three points.
A medical emergency in the crowd in the 86th minute brought the game to a temporary standstill.
Conte praised his side for their performance and coming out on top.
He told Sky Sports: "We scored at the end, but I think we tried and tried for the whole game.
“In this type of game you have to be intelligent to attack.
“They are very dangerous on the counter-attack and are strong physically, as well as fast.
“I think we played a good game and controlled it for sure. When we arrive at the last pass sometimes we have to improve to score.
"It was difficult because we didn't score but created chances and when you find an opponent who is well organised it is not simple.”
While Spurs are on the up, it's a big blow to Watford who sit two points above the relegation zone having played two more games than Burnley in 18th.
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