After 45 minutes of grit, guile, and gridlock, Dele Alli injected the home crowd with a delightful goal to give Spurs a 1-0 lead over Chelsea on Wednesday.
It’d been tough and tight at White Hart Lane, where Christian Eriksen looped a stoppage time pass for Dele to head over Courtois.
A win for Chelsea would be its 14th-straight PL win, something that has not been done in the 129-year history of top flight English football.
An electric atmosphere greeted the opening stages, and it seemed clear from the first that we were in for a major midfield battle with the protagonists carrying the names Kante and Dembele.
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Costa took a terrific square pass from Eden Hazard and took a touch toward the top of the 18 before blazing over the bar.
Gary Cahill slipped, then saw yellow for taking down a rushing Eriksen. The free kick from the right was swept over the line and to the back post, but Courtois parried Eric Dier‘s decent header back across goal.
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Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Dembele, Wanyama, Eriksen, Rose, Alli, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Wimmer, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Son