Moses ends Spurs’ unbeaten run as Chelsea go top

Chelsea put an end to Tottenham's unbeaten record with a 2-1 win in an entertaining English Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

  • Chelsea 2 Tottenham 1
  • Eriksen opens scoring
  • Pedro levels matters
  • Moses puts Blues ahead
  • Chelsea move top of the table

Match summary

Goals from Christian Eriksen and Pedro at either ends of the first half set up a thrilling second-half but it was the Blues who managed to carve out the all important winner.

Victor Moses scored the only goal in the second half to put Chelsea back on top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City.

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Full report

It took Spurs just 10 minutes to get onto the scoresheet after a thrilling opening to the game. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte looked livid from the touchline as Christian Eriksen lashed home a thunderous effort from 25-yards out.

The Italian manager looked to get his side to press higher with Spurs looking dangerous going forward but they failed to heed his advice from the touchline, as the Spurs playmaker's left foot shot gave Thibaut Courtois no chance.

Mauricio Pochettino's side looked well in control of the game for most of the first-half against the side that didn't concede a goal or lose in their last six outings.

However, the game turned on it's head, a minute before the break when Spanish winger Pedro produced a moment of absolute class.

Totally against the run of play, the former Barcelona man was given too much room to turn, move the ball onto his weaker right foot and curl home an unstoppable effort past an outstretched Hugo Lloris.

It took just six minutes of the second half for Chelsea to take the lead for the first time, with Diego Costa forging the opportunity for right-wing back Victor Moses. 

The Nigerian was found by the Spain international totally unmarked before his shot flicked off Hugo Lloris and went in off Jan Vertonghen.

It was not a free-flowing performance by any means from the home side, but with no added European fixtures this season Conte and his side look like clear title challengers.

Seven wins from their last seven puts them on top of the table with 31 points – one ahead of second placed Liverpool.