Chelsea strike back for Spurs win
Salomon Kalou's controversial late goal secured a vital 2-1 win for Chelsea over Tottenham and kept their hopes of retaining their Barclays Premier League title alive.
It was the second dose of fortune for Carlo Ancelotti's men after Frank Lampard's equaliser on the stroke of half-time did not look to have crossed the line.
Lampard's shot was fumbled by Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to cancel out Sandro's 19th-minute opener in a game which all but extinguished Spurs' bid for a Champions League place.
Spurs belied their recent form of one win in 10 and their miserable record at Stamford Bridge to give as good as they got early on, with Roman Pavlyuchenko dragging wide.
And they went ahead when Sandro hit a 30-yard half-volley that thundered through the fingertips of Petr Cech after 19 minutes.
Chelsea should have levelled when Gomes tipped over Michael Essien's header and the resulting corner saw Didier Drogba flick the ball on for Fernando Torres, who stooped to nod over when he should have used his foot.
Sandro produced an excellent tackle on Lampard to deny him what looked a certain equaliser before all Tottenham's good work was undone.
On the stroke of half-time, goalkeeper Gomes added another entry to his ever-increasing catalogue of howlers when he spilt Lampard's 35-yard strike, with assistant Mike Cairns wrongly ruling it had crossed the line.
The visitors, who needed to win to stay in the hunt for a top-four spot, looked like holding on for a draw until substitute Kalou fired home in the 89th minute from an offside position, with Martin Yerby failing to raise his flag.