Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea: Harry Kane shines AGAIN and Jose Mourinho blows his top as five-star Spurs stun the Blues
- Diego Costa gave Chelsea an 18th minute lead at White Hart Lane
- But Harry Kane hit back later in the first half for Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham
- Danny Rose notched just before half-time before Andros Townsend netted from the spot
- Kane scored a marvellous fourth after the break, sweeping beyond Thibaut Courtois
- Eden Hazard got a goal back after a one-two with Cesc Fabregas to make it 4-2 before Nacer Chadli added a fifth
- John Terry nodded in for the Blues late on to set up a tense finale
Nobody gets four against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. No, seriously, they don’t. It hasn’t happened in two terms here. So when Harry Kane left Nemanja Matic, by popular consent the most consistent defensive midfield player of the season so far, on his backside and finished smartly past Thibaut Courtois, Tottenham Hotspur were in uncharted territory.
And then they got five. Yes, five. Five past a Mourinho-mean defence. Five past John Terry and the man mountains surrounding him. Five past a team that seven days ago appeared to be in command of the Premier League, after back to back seasonal victories away at Stoke City and at home to West Ham United. Chelsea had the toughest Christmas programme but looked to be making mincemeat of it. Even the draw at Southampton was unfortunate.
Then this. Not so much a defeat, as a dismantling. When Chelsea took the lead, against the run of play after 18 minutes, the appeared set fair for more of the usual. Tottenham had looked lively early on at Stamford Bridge a month ago and the game then shifted, almost inevitably, in Chelsea’s favour. This was shaping up as a rerun. Tottenham looking good, a slap in the face on the counter attack from Chelsea, and game over. We had underestimated the restorative powers of local hero Kane.
Diego Costa gave Premier League leaders Chelsea a lead after striking into an unguarded net at Tottenham on New Year’s Day
Oscar slid a clever ball back to the Spain international to tap home in front of a stunned White Hart Lane
Costa celebrates with Oscar, Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard after giving the visitors the lead in the 18th minute
The impressive Harry Kane brilliantly fired in an equaliser from outside the box later in the first half
Kane danced off to celebrate in front of the Spurs supporters after scoring again for Mauricio Pochettino’s men
Left back Danny Rose came from nowhere to add a second for Tottenham on the stroke of half-time
Andros Townsend then scored a third from the penalty spot after Harry Kane was brought down by Gary Cahill in the area
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