Moses Shines as Chelsea Spoils Spurs’ Wembley Opener



 * Promoted Huddersfield defeats Newcastle to make it two out of two

Two goals from Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur yesterday in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium.
Super Eagles Victor Moses who was back in The Blues’ starting line-up for the London derby against Hotspur, had the double-satisfaction of smiling last and better than Nigerian-born England midfielder, Dele Ali.
Moses who is expected to play a vital role for Eagles when Indomitable Lions of Cameroon come visiting on September 1 in Uyo for a World Cup 2018 qualifier was on for the entire duration of the London derby.
His form should give joy to Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, who is counting on the winger for the maximum point in Uyo.
For all the noise and wall of flags that greeted their arrival, Spurs, who played at Wembley while their new stadium is constructed, needed an early goal to feel at ease in their surroundings.
It was Chelsea, however, who made the breakthrough against the run of play on 23 minutes when Alonso thumped home a superb free kick from 20 metres after Dele Alli had fouled David Luiz.
The shock jolted Spurs, who spent much of the game peppering Chelsea’s goal with Harry Kane hitting the post and Christian Eriksen also going close.
They eventually scored when Michy Batshuayi put through his own net from Eriksen’s free kick two minutes after coming on but, as Spurs pushed for the winner, Alonso hit back on 88 minutes with a shot that went straight through keeper Hugo Lloris.
Elsewhere on the afternoon, Promoted Huddersfield Town made it two wins out of two in the Premier League as a superb Aaron Mooy strike gave them a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United.
The hosts built on last week’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, which marked their return to the top flight after a 45-year absence, when Australian Mooy grabbed the winner in the 50th minute.
Newcastle, who also won promotion from the Championship last season, should have equalised in the 68th minute but Ayoze Perez wasted a chance from close range.
Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle remain without a point following their home loss to Tottenham Hotspur last week.
There was a buzz of anticipation around the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield, three times champions in the 1920’s, prepared to welcome England’s elite once more.
German manager David Wagner, whose team won promotion through the playoffs, has energised the Yorkshire town, injecting optimism and excitement into a club that had been struggling in the second tier Championship when he took over in November, 2015.