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Remarkable day of Premier League action capped as Tottenham rout leaders Chelsea

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HARRY KANE STARRED as Tottenham crushed Chelsea 5-3 in a New Year’s Day blockbuster to leave Jose Mourinho’s side dead-level with Manchester City at the Premier League summit.

Kane scored twice and had a hand in two other goals as Jose Mourinho’s side conceded five goals for only the third time in a league outing.

It leaves Chelsea and City with completely identical records, after Frank Lampard had scored the decisive goal in the champions’ 3-2 win over Sunderland earlier in the day. Spurs leapfrog Arsenal into fifth place.

Diego Costa put Chelsea ahead in the 18th minute at White Hart Lane by tapping in Oscar’s shot after Eden Hazard had hit the post, but Kane drilled in from the edge of the box on the half hour.

The hosts hit back, however, as a neat finish from Kane levelled proceedings on the half hour mark.

Danny Rose put Spurs ahead in the 44th minute and Andros Townsend extended the hosts’ lead from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time after Kane had been felled by Gary Cahill.

Nacer Chadli teed up Kane to make it 4-1 early in the second-half and Kane returned the favour after Hazard had reduced the arrears, with Chelsea captain John Terry netting a further consolation in the 87th minute.

Additional reporting from © – AFP 2015

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