Premier League Roundup | Marcos Alonso’s brace helps Chelsea sink Spurs

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Premier League Roundup | Marcos Alonso’s brace helps Chelsea sink Spurs

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Marcos Alonso put in a match-winning performance for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspurs on Sunday at the Wembley Stadium as he scored a goal in each half of the game helping Chelsea win the London Derby 2-1. In the other game, Huddersfield Town downed Newcastle United 1-0.

Chelsea bounced back from their shock opening weekend loss at home to Burnley as they beat their London rivals, Spurs in an entertaining London Derby on Sunday. The Blues started the game on the front foot and should have led in the fifth minute when Alvaro Morata wastefully headed Cesar Azpilicueta's cross wide from close range. However, Marcos Alonso made amends for his Spanish compatriot as he finally gave Chelsea the lead in the 24th minute with a gorgeous free kick after Dele Alli brought David Luiz down 25 yards from goal.

The goal drew an immediate reaction from the home side as Harry Kane muscled past Alonso on the next attack, but pulled his shot wide on the half- hour mark. And the Spurs talisman went even closer in the 42nd minute when he fired the ball against the base of the post, but Chelsea managed to get through to half-time with their lead intact.

After the break, Spurs continued their quest for an equalizer as Kane's header from an early second-half corner was blocked by Luiz, but Mauricio Pochettino's side kept asking questions of the Chelsea defense as they peppered the Chelsea box with set pieces, but the defending Champions managed to keep them at bay until the hour mark.

Chelsea then came close in the 74th minute, as Willian who impressed in the No.10 role behind Morata, with a low drive from the Brazilian that beat Hugo Lloris but came back off the post. 

With Spurs seeking what seemed to be an elusive equalizer, Antonio Conte brought on Michy Batshuayi in the 69th minute in an attempt to finish the game off on the counter attack. And the young Belgian did score three minutes later, but it was into his own net as he misjudged a free kick from Christian Eriksen to hand Spurs the equalizer they deserved. But just when it seemed like the points were going to be shared at the Wembley stadium, Alonso rose to the occasion once again and as the wing-back stormed into the Spurs box to catch out Hugo Lloris at the near post two minutes from time, which sent his manager into delirium on the touchline.

In the other match, a 50th-minute strike from Aaron Mooy was enough for Huddersfield Town to secure their first-ever Premier League home victory as they beat fellow newcomers Newcastle United.


Tottenham Hotspurs 1- 2 Chelsea

Huddersfield Town 1 - 0 Newcastle United

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