Premier League on Betfair: Tottenham finally win at Chelsea to seize Top Four advantage
It had been nearly 30 years since Spurs won a game at Stamford Bridge but they finally got one over their west London rivals with a come-from-behind victory today. Joe Dyer has all the betting news from that result and Arsenal's defeat of Stoke, too...
"The result leaves Spurs eight points ahead of Chelsea with seven games remaining for both clubs. Saturday victories for Manchester United and Liverpool means the top four is likely to be the leading quartet at the end of the season. Second-placed United cannot be backed for a top four finish, Spurs and Liverpool are [1.02]."
11/1Spurs pull off famous victory
Spurs ended one of the Premier League's longest hoodoos when finally winning away to Chelsea.
It was 1990 when the north London side returned from a Stamford Bridge mission with all three points.
But they did just that today with a 3-1 victory to take a firm hold on their Top Four destiny.
The result leaves Spurs eight points ahead of Chelsea with seven games remaining for both clubs. Saturday victories for Manchester United and Liverpool means the current top four is likely to be the leading quartet at the end of the season. Second-placed United cannot be backed for a top four finish, Spurs and Liverpool are [1.02].
Down 1-0 to an Alvaro Morata header, a poor Tottenham gained an unlikely leveller when Christian Eriksen struck a wonder strike from outside the area just on the stroke of halftime.
And it was all change after the break.
The away supporters were in Dreamland midway through the second-half when Dele Alli, rested by England in recent fixtures, produced a pair of goals to remind Gareth Southgate of his qualities.
Tottenham were backed at a high of [12.0] in-play on the Betfair Exchange when trailing. Chelsea were backed in to [1.43].
Game of two halves for Gunners
Arsenal produced two contrasting halves of football in the early kick-off at The Emirates - booed off after a lacklustre goalless first 45 but far better after the break, eventually winning 3-0 thanks to a flurry of late goals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was responsible for the first two, slotting home the opener from the penalty spot and then beating Jack Butland to double the advantage. Alexandre Lacazette added a late third, another penalty. Next up for Arsenal is CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.
The defeat leaves Stoke 19th in the table, three points from safety, and can be backed at [1.34] to go down.