- Chelsea stays top
- Eriksen scores early
- Pedro, Moses answer
Chelsea rebounded from an early Christian Eriksen wonder goal to go back atop the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Victor Moses and Pedro scored the Blues goals, as Chelsea is a point clear of both Liverpool and Manchester City.
Spurs are fifth with 24 points. They were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League earlier this week.
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Harry Kane appeared to have put a Christian Eriksen free kick home in the first five minutes of play, but was correctly ruled offside.
It was Eriksen who lifted Spurs in front five minutes later, getting a lay-off from Dele Alli and lashing a knucking shot inside the far post. A terrific goal.
Courtois made a strong parry of a Kane rip in the 33rd minute, as Spurs looked likely to add to its lead.
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But it was Chelsea who would level, and the goal was on Eriksen’s level. Pedro was left kissing his boots — literally — after cutting back to slap a 19-yard shot into the upper right corner.
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Chelsea took its first lead when Moses streaked down the right side with no one within 10 yards to find a cutback from Diego Costa, belting a shot that Hugo Lloris tipped off Jan Vertonghen and into the goal.
It looked like a rout could be coming, as Marcos Alonso skied a Costa pass over the frame.
Spurs found some chances, building into the match after the hour mark. It was Kane linking up with Eriksen again, and the Dane dealt well with a tough pass to volley right at a well-positioned Courtois.
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