A huge slice of good fortune brings a second Chelsea goal, but there’s been nothing lucky about their performance since the restart.
The Blues have been superb in the second half, and the man whose introduction sparked the improvements now has a goal of his own – maybe.
N’Golo Kante takes Mateo Kovacic’s pass in his path and winds up a long range strike. The effort crashes into the legs of Eric Dier, wrongfoots Hugo Lloris, and rolls over the line via the inside of the post.
Marcos Alonso’s outswinger from the left is met by the veteran Thiago Silva, rising highest among a crowded six-yard box to head down and beyond Hugo Lloris.
The smile on the face of the 36-year-old Brazilian lights up the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as he wheels away to celebrate in front of the visiting supporters.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rushed on to the pitch at full time to congratulate David de Gea, who was mobbed by his teammates.
The goalkeeper’s stoppage time penalty saves ensured Jesse Lingard’s goal on his return to West Ham earned Manchester United another away victory in a match they trailed.
Jesse Lingard came back to haunt his former club with an 89th minute wondergoal at the London Stadium.
But the drama was not done there as the Hammers were given a 92nd minute penalty from a Luke Shaw handball.
And in scenes reminiscent of Euro 2020, West Ham captain Mark Noble was subbed on to take the kick, which he then saw SAVED by David de Gea.
Said Benrahma had given the hosts a first half lead, only to see it cancelled out by Cristiano Ronaldo.
De Gea dived to his left and clawed away Noble’s spotkick.
It’s a poor penalty from Noble, who put it the perfect height for the goalkeeper and not quite in the corner. The debate will start immediately as to whether the midfielder should have taken the kick with his only touch of the game.
Chelsea are set maintain their impressive start to this season’s Premier League as they lock horns with city rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
The Blues are undefeated so far this term while Spurs are hoping to bounce back from their 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace last weekend.
Chelsea have won each of their last five away London derbies in the Premier League, and would set a new club record in triumphing this afternoon.
Tottenham haven’t conceded on home soil so far this season, but history suggests that today’s visitors will carry more of a goal threat than most.
And that’s because Spurs have conceded more Premier League goals against Chelsea (103) than they have versus any other opponent.
Meanwhile, the North London club have only lost more games in the competition against Man Utd (36) than they have against the Blues (31).
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored AGAIN to bring the Red Devils level after Raphael Varane deflected Said Benrahma’s shot into the net.
Four goals in three games for the 36-year-old as he pounced on a cross.
Lukasz Fabianski saved the volley but Ronaldo smashed in the rebound.
Undeterred by his previous miss, the striker was alert to a cross slipped into the box by Bruno Fernandes, and although his first effort was blocked by Fabianski, Ronaldo followed up to convert from close range.
There’s an anxious wait while VAR check for an offside against the goalscorer, but replays showed that Aaron Cresswell’s foot had played the striker on.
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