Dele double sparks Spurs delight at Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000Dele Ali celebrates one of his two goals against Chelsea during an English premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2018LONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 1- Dele Alli scored twice in four second-half minutes as Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday to end a 28-year wait for a Premier League win at Stamford Bridge.Defeat for the hosts all but ends Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League football next season as Spurs opened up an eight-point lead over their closest challengers for fourth place. Ending their long wait for a win at their London rivals is just the latest sign of the progress made under Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs look set to seal a place in the Champions League for a third straight season.And it was even more impressive as they came from behind as a huge error from captain Hugo Lloris gifted Alvaro Morata the opening goal.Christan Eriksen’s wonder strike levelled in first-half stoppage time, before Alli took centre stage to end a barren run by his standards with two smart finishes just after the hour mark.Spurs could even afford the luxury of doing the damage without Harry Kane, who made his return from a three-week layoff with ankle ligament damage 16 minutes from time.Alli was pushed into a more advanced role than his usual roving role behind Kane and had the first chance but couldn’t direct Eriksen’s cross goalwards.Chelsea were the side far more in desperate need of the points and that began to show as the first-half developed.Willian and Victor Moses forced Lloris into comfortable saves, whilst Marcos Alonso also saw a goal ruled out for offside.However, the French number one was clearly at fault when the opener arrived on the half hour mark.Morata hadn’t scored in the Premier League since Boxing Day, but no one has scored more headed goals in the league this season and he was left with the easiest of tasks to nod into an empty net as Lloris flapped at Moses’s cross.– Symbolic Spurs win –Willian of Chelsea is put under pressure by Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on April 1, 2018 in London, England.Lloris was also far from secure when he parried Alonso’s driven cross back into the danger area and relied on Jan Vertonghen to make a crucial clearance.Eriksen’s shooting ability from long range had been Spurs’ only real threat before the break.Willy Caballero, deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois, got a strong hand to the Dane’s first warning shot.However, Caballero was helpless when Eriksen’s fierce dipping effort clipped the bar on its way past him in first-half stoppage time.The Argentine goalkeeper was forced into a brilliant save from another long-range effort, this time from Son Heung-min, on the hour mark as Spurs started to take control.And two minutes later they led when Alli brilliantly controlled Eric Dier’s long pass before slotting inside Caballero’s near post.Alli had scored just two goals in his previous 19 games in 2018 but soon had as many in four minutes as Spurs set the seal in a hugely symbolic win.Son was again denied by Caballero but Alli pounced on the pinball inside the Chelsea area before slotting into the bottom corner.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte kicked a water bottle into his dugout with the frustration of a man who knows his days in charge.Failure to make the top four is likely to seal the Italian’s fate no matter what comes of Chelsea’s run to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.However, Spurs too are in the last four and on this evidence are more likely to end their wait for a trophy under Pochettino, particularly with Kane back to lead the line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Judge has fined a Letterkenny bus operator €750 for having an unfit public vehicle.Letterkenny court.Gardai inspected the bus belonging to Cathal McGettigan and found it had a bald tyre and that its emergency door was jammed. As a result they took it to the local vehicle inspection centre where a total of 29 faults were discovered.Mr McGettigan, of Fair Green, Letterkenny, appeared yesterday at Letterkenny District Court charged with one count of having an unfit vehicle.The incident happened on May 28th, 2013 at Glencar but there were not children on board at the time.The bus was being driven by a man named in court as Liam Molloy.McGettigan had 11 prior convictions including offences for not having insurance and not possession a public vehicle license.Solicitor Niall Sheridan said his client had the vehicle tested the previous month and it had passed the test.In relation to the jammed emergency door, Mr Sheridan added that there was an issue with some children opening the emergency door previously.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the door had been jammed on purpose but he was told there was no proof of this.Judge Kelly said “There is a daily onus on someone bringing children to school to make sure it is safe.“This could have had catastrophic consequnces if something had happened and the emergency door was jammed,” he said.He asked if McGettigan’s company was still transporting children to school and this was confirmed in court by Mr Sheridan.Judge Kelly said he was surprised the penalties for such incident were so modest.JUDGE SLAMS DONEGAL BUS OPERATOR AFTER 29 FAULTS FOUND WITH VEHICLE was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bus operatorCathal McGettiganJudge Paul Kellyletterkennylast_img read more