Tottenham 1- 2 Chelsea: Alonso shines and more actions





Tottenham's woes at Wembley continued with a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their first league game at their temporary home.

After exquisitely putting the champions ahead with an first-half free-kick, Marcos Alonso snatched a dramatic win in the 88th minute with a shot Spurs captain Hugo Lloris will feel he should have saved, six minutes after Michy Batshuayi's own goal had levelled the contest.

It means Spurs have now lost their last four games against their London rivals at Wembley, and have only tasted victory at the national stadium once since beating the Blues in the 2008 League Cup final. Chelsea, meanwhile, bounce back from their opening-day defeat by Burnley with the first win of their title defence..
Having missed the crucial penalty in Chelsea's Community Shield defeat by Arsenal, Alvaro Morata was presented with the chance to atone five minutes into his first start for the champions, but he headed Cesar Azpilicueta's cross wide.
The miss failed to unsettle Chelsea as Spurs, having awoken from their early malaise, dominated possession but failed to test Thibaut Courtois, Dele Alli flashing a shot over on the quarter-hour mark after Andreas Christiensen's error.
Just as Spurs looked to have taken control of the game they were undone by the brilliance of Alonso, who whipped an unstoppable free-kick over the lofty wall and the reach of Hugo Lloris.
The hosts rallied as Kane drew Courtois into action at his near post before fizzing a low drive through Antonio Rudiger's legs but a yard wide, before Christian Eriksen's wicked free-kick managed to evade everyone in the penalty area.
There was still time for more from Spurs as Kane rattled the post on 42 minutes and Ben Davies stung the palms of Courtois, but there was no way through.
Barely a minute into the second half, Spurs had two glorious chances to equalise as Kane's back heel released Eriksen, whose shot was turned behind for a corner, from which Kane failed to connect with a free header from eight yards.
Spurs had appeals for a penalty denied on the hour by referee Anthony Taylor, who deemed Alli's cross to have struck Azpilicueta's chest. Chelsea had the chance to put the game to bed but Morata and Moses failed to convert chances, before Willian struck the post on 73 minutes.
And that opened the door for Spurs to equalise as Batshuayi turned Eriksen's free-kicked beyond Courtois, but Alonso had the last word, sending the travelling Chelsea contingent, and boss Antonio Conte, into raptures. Alonso extends Spurs' Wembley woes
By Jack Wilkinson at Wembley

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