sport news Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham: Dele Alli double ends 28-year wait for visitors

Tottenham managed a 3-1 victory against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. 

Chelsea took the lead after half an hour of the game, with Alvaro Morata profiting from a Hugo Lloris error to head home. But Spurs equalised before the break courtesy of a sensational long-range striker from Christian Eriksen.

The visitors then ended a 28-year wait for a victory at Stamford Bridge courtesy of a Dele Alli double in the second period.

Alvaro Morata put Chelsea ahead in the first-half with a headed goal — the first time he bagged in the league in 2018

Morata's Chelsea team-mates show their delight after the Spanish striker managed to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge

Morata's Chelsea team-mates show their delight after the Spanish striker managed to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge

Christian Eriksen then equalised for the visitors during added time at the end of the first-half with a sweet long-range strike

Christian Eriksen then equalised for the visitors during added time at the end of the first-half with a sweet long-range strike

The Danish midfielder slides on his knees to celebrate after his incredible strike at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon

The Danish midfielder slides on his knees to celebrate after his incredible strike at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon

Dele Alli then sent Spurs on the way to a first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1990 with a finish past Willy Caballero

Dele Alli then sent Spurs on the way to a first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1990 with a finish past Willy Caballero

Alli ran off to celebrate in front of the Chelsea fans after converting Eric Dier's long ball to score Tottenham's second goal

Alli ran off to celebrate in front of the Chelsea fans after converting Eric Dier's long ball to score Tottenham's second goal

The midfielder then struck his second and Spurs' third after managing to control the ball inside the Chelsea area

The midfielder then struck his second and Spurs' third after managing to control the ball inside the Chelsea area

Hugo Lloris is not the size of Anthony Joshua. That was the basic problem here. With another four inches or so he might have done enough to divert Victor Moses’ cross. Might. That’s they key word. Even with the height of a heavyweight champion, that cannot be guaranteed. That is how short he was of dealing with Chelsea’s opener.

And that is a problem, because Chelsea are the headed goal specialists in the Premier League this season. When Alvaro Morata put them ahead it was their 14th of the season, two more than any other club, with Morata the specialists’ specialist. He has 11 this season, including seven headers, the best return in the air of any player in the league.

So when Antonio Rudiger hit his favourite crossfield ball, deep left to forward right, like a bishop’s uninterrupted diagonal in chess, it picked out Moses in enough space to pick his target and execute a perfectly tempting cross. Lloris, who looks far from fallible of late, took the bait and came. He didn’t get near. He needed a pogo stick, or stilts. The ball sailed over one despairing hand – there was not a prayer he could take it with two – and fell to the player who lives for those opportunities. Morata can be a frustrating presence, spending so much time on the floor he could be nicknamed ‘Underlay’ – say it with a Spanish accent, like Speedy Gonzalez – but he knows what he is about when a cross comes in. There was no chance Lloris would not be made to pay for his error of judgement. 

PLAYER RATINGS, LEAGUE TABLE AND MATCH ZONE 

Chelsea (3-4-3): Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata Hazard

Subs: Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Giroud, Cahill, Emerson, Eduardo, Hudson-Odoi

Goals: Morata 30 

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Son. 

Subs: Rose, Kane, Wanyama, Vorm, Sissoko, Aurier, Lucas Moura

Goals: Eriksen 45, Alli 62 66

Referee: Andre Marriner

Premier League Premier League Championship League One League Two Scottish Premiership Scottish Div 1 Scottish Div 2 Scottish Div 3 Ligue 1 Serie A La Liga Bundesliga

 

Eriksen equalised for Spurs with an incredible long-range strike. See more in Sportsmail's fantastic MATCH ZONE

Eriksen equalised for Spurs with an incredible long-range strike. See more in Sportsmail's fantastic MATCH ZONE

 

 

Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte exchange pleasantries ahead of Sunday's London derby between their sides

Mauricio Pochettino and exchange pleasantries ahead of Sunday's London derby between their sides

Victor Moses suffered an early injury after being accidentally trod on by Tottenham's Mousa Dembele but played on

Victor Moses suffered an early injury after being accidentally trod on by Tottenham's Mousa Dembele but played on

The two players became tangled after challenging for the ball and Dembele connected with Moses' chest with his foot

The two players became tangled after challenging for the ball and Dembele connected with Moses' chest with his foot

And Willy Caballero, his opposite number for Chelsea? Opinion is divided on his role in sending Tottenham in level

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