Son's solo stunner sees Spurs shatter Chelsea's unbeaten season

25 November, 2018, 09:35 | Author: Marlene Myers
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Dele Alli's sixth goal in this fixture got Spurs off to a flyer and Harry Kane made it 2-0 in the 16th minute.

Spurs added a sensational third when Son Heung-min carried the ball from inside his own half, beat two men easily before finishing neatly.

Here's how we rated the Blues. Both teams had reason to celebrate pre-international break: Spurs are on a four-game winning streak and Chelsea are still part of the top flight's exclusive unbeaten club.

Tottenham face off against Chelsea in the Premier League's biggest match this weekend - a game that has taken on increased importance in the eyes of Mauricio Pochettino.

Kepa produced a superb save to keep out Toby Alderweireld on the half hour mark, while Son then almost curled the ball into the back of the net two minutes later.

Son had forced Kepa into a save down low prior to that vital second goal, though it may well have been a different story at 1-0 had Eden Hazard been awarded a penalty after being caught in the box by Juan Foyth - referee Martin Atkinson feeling that there was not enough contact to justify pointing to the spot.

There's a new second place side, at least until Sunday, as Eintracht built a three-goal lead starting with a first minute goal from Canadian midfielder Jonathan De Guzman.

And Alli says Tottenham could have eased off, but did not.

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What does it mean?

Manchester United are now 14 points off the leaders as Paul Pogba was hauled off by Jose Mourinho as they failed to break down Crystal Palace in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

While it was a great day for Tottenham, it was an extremely poor day for Chelsea.

Even so, Sarri, a personal friend of Guardiola, believes there is still a gap to close before Chelsea can challenge City for the title.

Son's curled finish secured a famous European victory for Spurs at the Westfalenstadion and put them top of their Champions League group, which also contained Real Madrid.

Eriksen's genial craft and Son's relentless running were a disorientating combination that Chelsea never effectively combated.

There can be little doubt over David Luiz's considerable capabilities but there are few more maddening footballers in this era. His contributions to the second and third Tottenham goals were, frankly, pathetic.

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