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Chelsea Sink Spurs In Six-Goal Thriller To Book FA Cup Final Spot

FA Cup Semi-Final

Result: Chelsea 4-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Date: 22 April 2017

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Chelsea defeated London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a six goal thriller, as they advanced to the FA Cup final with a 4-2 win at Wembley Stadium.

The Blues broke the deadlock after just five minutes when Willian curled home a fine free-kick into the far corner.

However, Spurs leveled matters in the 18th minute as Harry Kane got low and sent a fine into the far corner, following a cross from Christian Eriksen.

Spurs nearly went ahead in the 35th minute when Jan Vertonghen's cross found Eric Dier, who headed inches wide of the upright.

Chelsea were awarded a penalty in the 41st minute when Victor Moses was brought down in the box. Willian stepped up and calmly slotted into the bottom corner, 2-1.

Spurs leveled matters in the 52nd minute as Dele Alli got on the end of a pass from Eriksen before rifling the ball into the roof of the net from six-yards out. 

Antonio Conte responded by introducing Eden Hazard and Diego Costa after the hour mark, while Kyle Walker replaced Heung-Min Son for Spurs.

It was Hazard who made the perfect impact, as the Belgian put Chelsea in the lead by drilling the into the corner to from the edge of the box.

The Blues sealed the win 80th minute as Nemanja Matic collected a pass from Hazard, before rifling the ball home from 25-yards out, 4-2.

 

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