- First PL match at Wembley
- Bakayoko makes Chelsea debut
- Alonso nets free kick
- 81st min o.g. levels the score
- Luiz, Pedro, Alonso team up for winner
Marcos Alonso scored a brace, the second snapping an 88th minute tie, as Chelsea bested Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Alonso scored a wonderful first half free kick, and David Luiz caused a turnover to help Pedro and Alonso produce an equalizer minutes after a Michy Batshuayi own goal helped Spurs to their lone goal.
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Chelsea was lively out of the gate, and Alvaro Morata missed nodding a free header into the goal following Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.
Morata nearly cause Hugo Lloris an embarrassing miscue but the Spurs keeper recovered to avoid the blushes.
Mousa Dembele‘s left-footed shot was flicked over the goal by Courtois for a corner, but int came to nothing as the match put 20 minutes in the books.
Alonso spun his free kick over the wall with vigor, missing a leaping Toby Alderweireld‘s head by inches before dipping hard to beat a flying Hugo Lloris.
Harry Kane then nearly bulled his way to a goal only to see his six-yard drive blocked by Courtois. The 39th minute saw Eriksen spin a perfect free kick toward the far post with not a single Spur finding its path.
Kane cranked a shot off the far post in the 42nd minute.
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Kane’s backheeled pass met an outstanding run from Eriksen to start the second half, and Spurs were nearly level. Two corners were handled by Chelsea, and the score remained 1-0 to the visitors.
The match tightened up for a spell and Willian nearly broke it open with a long dribble and pass to Morata, whose shot was deflected out for a corner by Vertonghen. Victor Moses then tore a shot off the crossbar.
Willian then hit the near post moments later.
Spurs found their way level through the own goal, as Bakayoko gave away a dangerous free kick and Batshuayi headed Eriksen’s quality offering inside his own post.
That’s when Hugo Lloris’ quick throw was forced free by Luiz, and Pedro combined with Alonso to do the rest.