EPL: Chelsea down Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were the better of the two teams

A late strike from Marcos Alonso has earned Chelsea a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the first Premier League fixture at Wembley Stadium.
Alonso had opened the scoring with an excellent free kick, before that effort was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi’s own goal moments after the Belgian had been introduced as a substitute.
However, two minutes from time, Alonso sent a shot under Hugo Lloris to earn the defending champions their first win of the new campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were the better of the two teams but in the 24th minute, Chelsea went in front thanks to a sublime free kick from Alonso, who found the top corner of the net from 25 yards.
It was a stunning goal, but the remainder of the first half belonged to Spurs, who peppered Courtois’s goal and will wonder how they were not at least on level terms at the break.
Three minutes before half time, Kane rattled the far post after cutting inside onto his right foot, with Ben Davies also coming close to finding the corner with a deflected effort from the edge of the area which was tipped wide by Courtois.
Morata saw a deflected effort go wide of the post, before Victor Moses fired a driven attempt narrowly over the crossbar after being allowed to advance into the penalty area.
Christian Eriksen’s delivery was a good one and on its way to Toby Alderweireld but before the ball could get there, Batshuayi glanced the ball into his own net at the near post.
It appeared that there was only going to be one winner but with two minutes left, Chelsea regained their lead thanks to a second from Alonso, who fired the ball under Lloris from an acute angle after being teed up by Pedro.

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