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Football: Chelsea extend Spurs' misery at Stamford Bridge

Published on Mar 9, 2014 6:29 AM
Chelsea's Eden Hazard (left) and team mate Samuel Eto'o celebrate Hazard's penalty goal against Tottenham Hotspur during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London on March 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea have not lost at home to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for 24 years and that amazing record never looked in any danger on Saturday as a woeful defensive performance by the visitors saw them thrashed 4-0.

Chelsea jumped a provisional seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after Spurs imploded by conceding all four goals in the last 34 minutes at Stamford Bridge with defensive mistakes playing a part in every one.

Samuel Eto'o put Chelsea ahead after a slip by defender Jan Vertonghen in the 56th, an Eden Hazard penalty four minutes later doubled their lead and two late strikes by substitute Demba Ba helped preserve the hosts' long unbeaten run against Spurs who have not won at Stamford Bridge since February 1990.

Fifth-placed Tottenham played the last half-hour with 10 men after their French defender Younes Kaboul was sent off for bundling Eto'o over in the penalty area with the score at 1-0 and after that there was only one winner.

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