By Wayne Veysey

2nd May, 2016 | 10:05pm

Twitter reacts to Dembele poking Costa in the eye as Tottenham tempers boiled over

By Tom Tibble

Moussa Dembele appeared to claw at Diego Costa’s eye in one of a number of flashpoints in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

With Spurs heading into half-time with a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, tensions began to boil over in a feisty London derby after one scuffle too many.

Willian began the fracas after he shoved Danny Rose by the touchline following a strong challenge from the England international.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino looked to immediately quell the flashpoint only to become embroiled in what became a larger melee.

Both sets of benches and players got involved but Dembele and Costa’s tussle went under the radar of the referee, an attack that would have been a certain red card for the Belgian had it not been missed.

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The incident drew an array of responses on Twitter, prompting both light-hearted and serious reactions.

In other Tottenham news, Thierry Henry has predicted some big-name signings will be lured to White Hart Lane in forthcoming transfer windows.