Victor Moses was tripped inside the Tottenham box by Heung-Min Son, just before half time , resulting in a penalty duly converted by Willian to restore Chelsea’s lead and help them to an eventual 4-2 win in what was a see-saw game in their English FA Cup semi final match at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The Blues scored early in the 5th minute, when Willian curled in a free-kick over the wall, beating a fully stretched Hugo Lloris.
Thirteen minutes later, Harry Kane flicked a low header to level for Pochettino’s men.
Both London teams have shown some real competitiveness in the league this season and Saturday’s match up in the first FA Cup semi-final heightened that rivalry.
And with the game level at 1-1, Chelsea launched one of their very few real attacking threats on the day.
Victor Moses received a pass from N’golo Kante, deep inside the Spurs half and burst into a run on the left wing, his advance didn’t go unnoticed as forward Heung-Min attempted to close him down.
It is given for a Son foul on Moses. #CHETOT
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 22, 2017
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Penalty for Chelsea. Son brings down Moses in the area, 1-1.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 22, 2017
— Victor Moses (@VictorMoses) April 22, 2017
The South Korean’s innocuous slide, slightly caught Moses and the assistant Referee with a good view on the incident indicated for a penalty; the Center Referee Martin Atkinson could only consent.
Spurs came out fighting in the second and leveled again, this time through Dele Alli off a lovely lobbed pass.
The 21-year-old sandwiched between to Chelsea defenders was not deterred as he timed his run perfectly before knocking the ball into the back of the net, at full stretch.
Whatever resistance or dominance Spurs showed afterwards yielded little as Conte introduced Eden Hazard and Diego Costa just past the hour mark.
He’d later unleash Cesc Fabregas as his final substitution and then came the creative spark from a not-to-impressive Blues on the day.
Chelsea struck through Hazard in the 75th and five minutes later, a hitherto quite, Nemanja Matic, struck a 25-yarder, slightly aided by the cross bar to put the result beyond doubt.
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