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Sublime Marcos Alonso double heaps further Wembley woe on Tottenham

Tottenham’s poor form at Wembley continued as Spaniard Alonso grabbed a goal either side of half-time to earn Chelsea’s first win of the season.

TOTTENHAM’S TERRIBLE FORM at Wembley Stadium continued on Sunday evening as two goals, including a dramatic late winner, from Spaniard Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea their first win of the new season.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League - Wembley Stadium Alonso scored an 88th minute winner for Antonio Conte's side. Source: Steven Paston

Antonio Conte went into Sunday evening’s game with fears of a crisis enveloping his side with a lack of signings and suspensions meaning his squad was limited as they prepare to defend their Premier League title this season.

Alonso, however, swept away those fears ecstatically after 24 minutes when he curled a stunning free-kick flying into Hugo Lloris’ top corner, in what will go down as the first ever Premier League goal scored at the national stadium.

Tottenham dominated proceedings thereafter and following the interval had their opponents pinned inside their own half while bombarding goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with chances.

At times it looked as though Spurs would never find a breakthrough against a disciplined and resilient Chelsea defence.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League - Wembley Stadium The 26-year-old had scored a free-kick from distance to give Chelsea a first-half lead. Source: Mike Egerton

But just two minutes after entering play substitute Michy Batshuayi had the ball in his own net to bring the scores level at 1-1 with eight minutes left following a brilliant free-kick from Christian Eriksen just outside the box.

Where it seemed Mauricio Pochettino’s side would push on for a late winner, Alonso popped up again to inflict a devastating winner against the run of play.

David Luiz fed the ball Pedro, who in turn found his countryman Alonso, with the midfielder smashing an effort low and hard into Hugo Lloris’ bottom corner for an incredible and dramatic winner with just two minutes remaining.

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