Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Chelsea 5 November 2006 (VIDEO)

05/11/2012 09:53
  • The Huffington Post UK

Tottenham Hotspur fans may have told their children to remember 5 November for a different reason since 2006. For on this day six years ago they finally beat Chelsea for the first time since 1990.

Having trailed to a rare strike from Claude Makelele, Spurs went on the charge against the Blues and equalised through Michael Dawson before Robbie Keane squandered a great chance to give the home side a half-time lead.

Keen to atone, Keane did. Pulling into the channel to take on the petrified Khalid Boulahrouz, he beat the Dutchman with ease to cross for Aaron Lennon, who coolly slotted in his third goal in a Lilywhites shirt.

Further schadenfreude was had by Spurs fans at John Terry's expense. For the first time in his career and not for the last time at White Hart Lane, he was sent off at Tottenham despite inconclusive evidence for his second yellow card.

Arjen Robben saw a curling shot hit the post but Spurs held out to end their rot against the Blues and herald the beginning of a new set of Tottenham-Chelsea crackers.

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