Tottenham ended their unsuccessful run against Chelsea, winning 2 – 1 at White Hart Lane on 5th November, 2006. They recovered from going a goal behind to win with goals from Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon. Dawson headed the equaliser midway through the first half from a free-kick by Jermaine Jenas. It was his first goal for Tottenham.
Aaron Lennon scored the winner in the second half after 52 minutes and even though Robben hit the post near the end Spurs took the three points against Chelsea for the first time in a League game for the first time in 16 years – a total of 33 games, home and away.
John Terry was sent off to make the Tottenham afternoon even better!
See Ledley King’s amazing recovery tackle as he denied Robben in the first half while the match was still scoreless. Commenting on that tackle in his autobiography, King , Ledley says,
‘I got a run [of games] which included a great 2 – 1 home win over Chelsea, when I’m happy to say I managed to catch Arjen Robben, who had a good head start over me, as he raced to our goal, tackling him cleanly in our area. So at that point, November, I was pretty fit.’
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Chelsea 1
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And how the Tottenham fans enjoyed that afternoon at the Lane.
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