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    Tottenham 2 - 0 Chelsea


    Dele Alli scored two well taken headers to blow the title race wide open and end Chelsea's 13 match winning streak.

    With Liverpool and Arsenal only picking up draws in the week's other games, Antonio Conte's men knew victory in North London would have sent them eight points clear of closest rivals Liverpool, and started well with Eden Hazard firing just wide early on. 

    Spurs had some half chances, as Christian Eriksen came closest, firing a long shot inches wide of the post but Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had very little to do. That all changed barely seconds before half time, as Alli found space in the area, latching onto a superb Christian Eriksen cross to head Spurs in front and sent White Hart Lane wild. Alli was booked for his celebrations as he went into the Spurs crowd, and left Chelsea in the unusual position of chasing the game.

    It was a disastrous start to the second half however, as only 10 minutes had been played when he latched on to another Eriksen cross to head past Courtois again in a carbon copy of his opener. However, Belgian keeper Courtois' contribution to the goal was questionable, as he seemed to turn away from the effort as it flew past him.

    Chelsea had very few clear cut chances after that, with keeper Hugo Lloris not having to make a save of note. Vincent Wanyama bossed Spurs midfield, including the usual unbeatable N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard as Spurs saw the game out quiet comfortably in a serious statement of intent for their title and Champions League Rivals.

    The only downer of the evening for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was the disappointing performance of star striker Harry Kane, who gave the ball away numerous times throughout the game and was rarely a threat to the Chelsea defence. 

    The Blue's title challenge will be seriously tested now, as they face a huge potential title decider at Anfield against second placed Liverpool at the end of the month, and Arsenal at home at the start of February. 

    As for Spurs, they will feel they are right back in the race, as the victory took them third, above Man City and Arsenal and only seven points behind leaders Chelsea with a whole eighteen games to play.
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