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Giroud and Alonso tighten Chelsea's hold on fourth

22 Feb 2020
Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

Goals in each half bring 2-1 win over Spurs and extend lead over opponents to four points

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur to move four points clear of their fifth-placed opponents.

Giroud made it 1-0 to Chelsea on 15 minutes when he reacted quickest to finish beyond Hugo Lloris after Ross Barkley had struck a post.

Chelsea doubled their advantage three minutes into the second half, Alonso drilling in a first-time shot after being set up by Barkley.

Spurs gave Chelsea a nervous ending after substitute Erik Lamela's shot went in off Antonio Rudiger in the 89th minute but could not find an equaliser.

A first win in five Premier League matches gives Frank Lampard's side 44 points.

See: Chelsea report | Spurs report

Race for top four

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 LIV 29 +45 82
2 MCI 28 +37 57
3 LEI 29 +30 53
4 CHE 29 +12 48
5 MUN 29 +14 45
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Next fixtures

Chelsea: 29 Feb v AFC Bournemouth (A)
Spurs: 1 Mar v Wolves (H)

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