Dele Alli scored a brace of headers to secure a magnificent win over league leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.
Our in-form midfielder scored in each half – the third game in a row he has netted twice – as we produced a performance of power, poise and passion to dominate our London rivals in front of a rocking Spurs crowd.
It had been an even first half played with real intensity, although we shaded the contest in terms of possession without either side creating anything clear-cut, the closest opportunities coming when Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen fired efforts wide at either end.
That was until stoppage time at the end of the first period when Kyle Walker found Eriksen down the right, he had time to take a touch and send over a delightful cross which Dele headed over Thibaut Courtois and into the net, the perfect time to score.
And while Chelsea started the second half brightly, Hugo Lloris denying Diego Costa with a smart save shortly after the interval, we doubled our advantage in the 54th minute with an identical goal. Once again, Walker played a pass in to Eriksen, the Dane delivered another fine cross and Dele nodded it into the back of the net.
In truth, that was pretty much the end of the drama as we soaked up spells of Chelsea pressure without Lloris needing to make a save, Eriksen sending a free-kick wide at one end and David Luiz heading well over in the closing stages at the other.
The final whistle was greeted with huge applause from the Spurs faithful as it signalled our fifth straight victory in the Premier League, ended Chelsea’s record-equalling 13-game winning sequence and moved us up to third in the table.
A good night all round!
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