New Delhi: Tottenham Hotspur marked a remarkable 5-3 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea on Thursday, in the New Year action.
Youth sensation Harry Kane who has set the EPL on fire, scored two goals to inspire the hosts to its first win against Chelsea in sixth attempt over the past few years. Chelsea had gained the lead through Diego Costa but Spurs then rallied on to go 3-1 at half-time. In the second half, they again got the early break before Eden Hazard got a goal back as Nacer Chadli ensured Spurs' fifth goal and all three points.
Chelsea were left shocked and founding as rivals earlier Manchester City's win saw them draw level on points to cut the lead. Tottenham were exceptional on the night in front of their home fans who were lively and electric.
After a 0-0 draw against Manchester United at home in the weekend action, Tottenham grew in confidence against Jose Mourinho's side.
The Spurs players hailed the team's effort in sealing an outstanding victory. They expressed their views on social micro-blogging site, Twitter.
— andros townsend (@andros_townsend) January 1, 2015
Wow what a night, one I won't forget! Atmosphere was unbelievable! Special night! #COYS
— Harry Kane (@hkane28) January 1, 2015
Great way to start 2015, what a performance from the entire team! pic.twitter.com/s2r6vOYD1C
— Nacer Chadli (@NChadli) January 1, 2015
— Christian Eriksen (@ChrisEriksen8) January 1, 2015
Brilliant game today! I did not play for a small calf injury, but I started to recover.Thank you to all for the support! Come on you spurs!!
— Erik Manuel Lamela (@Coco_Lamela) January 1, 2015
Nothing much to say just the team was excellent tonight #COYS#ShegueySquad pic.twitter.com/2ihls2WqGP
— Nabil Bentaleb (@nabilbentaleb42) January 1, 2015
Unreal first match to be at. Amazing atmosphere and a 5-3 win! Can't beat that! #COYS
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) January 1, 2015