Tottenham pair Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min had to be pulled apart by teammates after almost coming to blows during a furious bust-up on the pitch.
As the whistle went for half-time against Everton, Spurs forward Son and captain Lloris could be seen arguing as they made their way towards the tunnel.
And, with the argument threatening to boil over, several Tottenham players were forced to intervene and separate the pair.
Giovani Lo Celso, whose effort was deflected in off Michael Keane to give Spurs the lead in the opening period, was squeezed in the middle of the bust-up before Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko also ushered Son away.
The incident occurred after Lloris was seemingly frustrated with Son’s involvement in an Everton chance late in the first half.
Richarlison was inches from finding an equaliser for the visitors and Lloris was fuming that his South Korean teammate didn’t track back.
Once the whistle went, the French World Cup winner sprinted towards Son and made his feelings known.
Lo Celso, seemingly unaware of what was occurring, was then forced to get involved as a furious Son attempted to defend himself.
The pair soon put the incident behind them, having made up in the tunnel before coming out for the second half.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp seemed to defend Lloris and said the goalkeeper had every right to confront Son.
Explaining the incident at half-time, he said: “It’s not been a vintage performance by either side. It has been lacklustre. The own goal really sums it up.
“What happens is that Son gives up on the ball and there’s a reaction. He [Lloris] doesn’t want to see someone doing that.
“It was actually probably the most exciting thing that happened in the first half. It might have been a consequence of what happened in the Sheffield United game. He then pushes Le Celso in the way.
“I’ve been involved with things like this before with Steve McManaman and Bruce Grobbelaar. In a way at least it shows they care. Against Sheffield United they didn’t and there wasn’t enough of that.
“In the dressing room, that will soon get sorted out. They’ll shake hands and get on with. You’ve got to have that sometimes. It’s not the first and last time that will happen in football.
“You want to see a bit of passion. Son wasn’t doing his job. He lost the ball in transition and he has to get back – but he didn’t. So sometimes you’ve got to let people know.”