Friday, April 25, 2014

Chelsea defeat Spurs in London derby

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Chelsea won their first match at White Hart Lane since 2005.

 

Nigerian midfielder, Mikel Obi, was on for 90 minutes as Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season, with a 4-2 win over city rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs, in a thrilling encounter away at White Hart Lane, Saturday afternoon.

Garry Cahill scored a wonderful volley off a William Gallas misplaced header on 17 minutes to put the Blues ahead and end the first half in the driver’s seat.

Spurs came back smoking in the second half scoring two quick goals from veteran defender, Gallas, who made up for his earlier howler. England international, Jermaine Defoe, got the home fans wild scoring the second goal in the 54minutes to give Spurs a temporary 2-1 lead.

Thereafter, Spanish midfielder, Juan Mata, seized the stage scoring twice in three minutes to put Chelsea back in front, before substitute Daniel Sturridge put a gloss on the result with a fourth on the dot of 90th minute. Kyle Walker lost the ball to Mata on the right, and watched helplessly as he squared for Sturridge to score.

The victory was the first for Chelsea at White Hart Lane since 2005.

The victory initially put Chelsea seven points clear on the Premier League table, which was reduced to four after Manchester United won their own game against Stoke.

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