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Head man Alli ends Chelsea's record hopes

By Graham Luney

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed a "massive" 2-0 win after his side ended Chelsea's attempt to make Premier League history with a 14th successive victory.

A Dele Alli double fired Spurs up to third in the table, leaving leaders Chelsea five points ahead of Liverpool, who are in second place.

"It is a massive victory, a very important three points to reduce the gap at the top of the table," said Pochettino.

"It was a very tough game, we were playing one of the best teams in Europe, so the value of the victory is massive.

"We are very proud and we showed character and were competitive.

"It is one step forward for the team and it is important to keep going. Football is about belief.

"We have shown we can challenge for the big things. We are in a good position, Chelsea are in a very good position, but we are fighting to get.

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