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SHOWCASE-Soccer-Alonso double for Chelsea spoils Spurs' Wembley opener
August 20, 2017 / 5:08 PM / 2 months ago

SHOWCASE-Soccer-Alonso double for Chelsea spoils Spurs' Wembley opener

* Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in first-ever Premier League game at Wembley

* Bakayoko made his debut and Morata his first start for Chelsea

* Alonso opened the scoring with a 20-metre free kick after 23 minutes

* Kane hit the post with a fierce shot on 41 minutes

* Tottenham equalised after 82 minutes with a Batshuayi own goal

* Alonso scored again on 88 minutes to inflict Chelsea’s fourth successive defeat on Spurs at the national stadium

* Spurs are home to Burnley on Aug. 27; Chelsea are home to Everton on same day

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Aug 20 (Reuters) - Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium.

For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs, who are playing at Wembley while their new stadium is constructed, needed an early goal to feel at ease in their surroundings.

It was Chelsea, however, who made the breakthrough against the run of play on 23 minutes when Alonso thumped home a superb free kick from 20 metres after Dele Alli had fouled David Luiz.

The shock jolted Spurs, who spent much of the game peppering Chelsea’s goal with Harry Kane hitting the post and Christian Eriksen also going close.

They eventually scored when Michy Batshuayi put through his own net from Eriksen’s free kick two minutes after coming on but, as Spurs pushed for the winner, Alonso hit back on 88 minutes with a shot that went straight through keeper Hugo Lloris.

Reporting by Neil Robinson; Editing by Toby Davis

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