Chelsea frustrated by 10-man Leicester, Kane sets new Spurs record

Chelsea frustrated by 10-man Leicester, Kane sets new Spurs record
From ESPN - January 13, 2018

Chelsea were held to a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge by a Leicester City side reduced to 10 men after the break.

Shinji Okazaki missed an early chance after Ben Chilwell had got down the left to cross, but the champions soon forced Kasper Schmeichel to make a good save from Eden Hazard.

Riyad Mahrez almost set up a chance but Jamie Vardy, who was just unable to get to his through ball, but with moments until half-time the home side almost broke through when Cesc Fabregas was thwarted by Schmeichel.

In the second half, Mahrez embarked on a run that ended when he went down inside the area only for referee Mike Jones to wave away penalty appeals, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte took off Eden Hazard and brought on Pedro shortly before the hour as he looked for a spark.

Chilwell was dismissed when he picked up a second yellow card for a foul on Victor Moses, and ex-Leicester man N'Golo Kante saw a long-range effort saved by Schmeichel as Chelsea tried in vain to break through.

Harry Kane struck twice to become Tottenham Hotspur's all-time leading Premier League scorer as they beat Everton 4-0 at Wembley.

England striker Kane took his Spurs total in the competition to 98, leaving him one clear of Teddy Sheringham.

With 26 minutes gone, Son Heung-Min timed everything right when Serge Aurier's scuffed shot fizzed across the box and he steered the ball home from close range.

And soon after the break Everton were undone when a superb turn from Son enabled him to run into the area and cross for Kane -- who appeared to be a fraction offside -- to steer home.

Spurs made it 3-0 on the hour as Kane's scuffed finish bounced beyond Pickford and added the fourth in superbly stylish fashion as Serge Aurier, Son and Alli combined beautifully before Eriksen smashed home.

West Ham continued their fine form as they produced a superb away performance to win 4-1 at Huddersfield.

Both Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic caused problems early on, and the visitors went ahead on 27 minutes when home keeper Jonas Lossl played the ball short to Joe Lolley, who dallied and allowed Mark Noble to steal possession and finish.

Lolley made amends when he cut in from the right and curled an excellent finish home five minutes before half-time, but within seconds of the restart West Ham had their lead back when in-form Marko Arnautovic thumped in a low finish, and Manuel Lanzini then made it 3-1 before the hour.

With the home side in disarray, more excellent play by Arnautovic created the chance from which Lanzini lashed in the fourth just past the hour.

Watford came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Southampton in controversial fashion as Abdoulaye Doucoure appeared to handle their 90th-minute equaliser into the net.

Both sides had openings before Southampton hit the front after 20 minutes when Shane Long got away down the right and his pass found James Ward-Prowse, who beat Heurelho Gomes to give the Saints the lead.


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