Tottenham increased pressure on Blues manager Graham Potter by defeating Chelsea in the London derby, boosting their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
The hosts took control after the half thanks to Oliver Skipp’s thunderous 20-yard shot, and Harry Kane’s late turn of Eric Dier’s knockdown guaranteed them victory.
As the game came to a close, the majority of fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were celebrating, but after Kane’s goal, Chelsea’s previous struggles persisted, and the visitors started to leave.
The Blues currently sit 14 points outside of the Champions League spots after winning just two of their previous 15 matches in the top tier.
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With two games remaining, Newcastle is in fifth position, four points behind fourth-place Tottenham.
In the early going, the home team had the best chance to break the score when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s deflected shot went past a stationary Kepa Arrizabalaga but struck the right-hand post.
Referee Stuart Attwell’s original decision to dismiss Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech following a scuffle in which guest striker Kai Havertz and home defender Emerson Royal received bookings was the major talking point of a lackluster first half.
After giving those players yellow cards, Attwell dismissed the Moroccan winger for raising his arm against the advise of his assistant referee before lowering the penalty to a yellow after the video assistant referee suggested that the official reevaluate his choice.