Tottenham stun The Blues at White Hart Lane

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A superb Harry Kane performance inspired Tottenham to come from behind to beat Chelsea 5-3 at White Hart Lane in New Year’s Day’s final Premier League fixture.

Diego Costa gave Chelsea the lead after 18 minutes, the Spanish striker latched onto Oscar’s shot, after Eden Hazard had hit the post, and guided the ball into the back of the net.

Spurs looked dejected after the goal but the home crowd were soon roused when Kane got the home side back into the match after 30 minutes. The 21-year-old’s rasping left-foot shot beat Thibaut Courtois in the Blues goal, as the White Hart Lane faithful burst into life.

Danny Rose gave Spurs the lead when he smashed home Nacer Chadli’s re-bounded shot just before the half-time break, and things got even better just moments later.

Gary Cahill clattered into the back of Harry Kane inside the box and referee Phil Dowd had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Andros Townsend stepped up to take the half-time score to 3-1.

Kane started the second-half like he finished the first and notched up his second after 52 minutes. The youngster turning well inside the box and cooly slotting the ball past the Courtois to enhance the home side’s lead.

Chelsea weren’t going to go down without a fight though and Hazard, who was superb throughout the encounter, smartly finished after 60 minutes took the score to 4-2.

But Tottenham, and that man Kane, weren’t finished. He skilfully slide through Chadli who fired home to take the score to 5-2.

John Terry scored a late consolation goal to make the scoreline look more respectable but, in truth, Spurs were fully deserving of their victory.

The result sees Chelsea remain top of the Premier League table while Tottenham move up to fifth, above their north London rivals Arsenal.