Paulo Gazzaniga yellow card tackle gives Chelsea a huge lead of 2-0 over Tottenham Hotspur in the London Derby game in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho’s first London derby as a Tottenham manager is not going well as his side has been performing poorly against his former side, which was deemed to be a huge encounter.
Mourinho would be having a lot of things to be furious on but Gazzaniga’s horrific high boot challenge on Marcos Alonso totally stands out as it is probably going to gift the Blues the game.
With this karate kick, Chelsea got a penalty and Willian, who is on absolute fire for Chelsea took no time to convert it for the West London side to make Tottenham go in deficit by the end of the first half.
Gazzaniga came running out on the ball, while Alonso was heading towards the ball. The Argentine goalkeeper cluelessly made a karate kick challenge and missed the ball only to catch the running Spaniard.
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Goalkeeping is prone to trends and both Gazzaniga and De Gea setting a trend of forgetting you can use your hands today. https://t.co/yLMBs6HC64
— David Preece (@davidpreece12) December 22, 2019
Alonso received the kick on the face, and rolled on the floor with pain but was fine afterwards, on the other side, Gazzaniga initially was spared by the main referee but VAR spotted his miscreant and awarded a penalty to Chelsea.
He was lucky to only receive a yellow card as a red card could have also been justified with this action. Nevertheless, the North London club had to pay a price and saw Chelsea picking a 2-0 lead before the half-time.
Willian also scored the first goal in the game, after he made a thunderous strike inside, Spurs’ 18-yard box. The goal caught out Tottenham’s lazy defence.
From the first goal, Chelsea has been dominating the game with good performance, now it remains to be seen what Mourinho offers in the remaining half of the game.