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Summary

  1. Man City go joint top of table
  2. Kane scores twice, assists goal & wins penalty
  3. Costa had given Chelsea the lead
  4. Tottenham will rise to fifth in table

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

What a start to 2015 that was. The perfect appetiser for Saturday's big weekend of FA Cup action on the BBC. I, for one, can't wait. We're closing the live text machine down for the night now, but let me leave you with a reminder about tonight's Match of the Day. BBC One 22:35 GMT. Enjoy.

MOTD
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Kai: Though I am upset about the loss and the amount of goals we conceded, I am more worried about the blow to the team's confidence, starting 2015, the second half of the season conceding 5 goals does not bode well. But up the Chels!

Steve Huish, Surbiton: Mourinho such a bad loser and always blaming officials. At least none of his players went swimming today.

Player reaction

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Nacer Chadli
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Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It was nice to score a lot of goals tonight against the Premier League leaders. We hadn't won against any of the top four before today, but we deserved to win this game.

"It's one of our best performances this season. We showed a great attitude and that's what everyone wants to see. We've shown signs of improvement and we have to keep that going.

"The players know each other better and that's showing in our performances. Now we have to keep our balance. It's one of the sweetest evenings of my career."

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Tony, Spurs fan in Coventry: So pleased for the fans, had SO much stick from Chelsea fans in recent years. Really thought we would lose today, amazing result and up to 5th with Arsenal losing earlier!

Kevin in Hornchurch: Mourinho lets himself down again. Why not admit ,as everyone who saw that game, that it was a great spectacle and on the day Spurs played out of their skins and deserved to win. Spurs scored 5! That's not luck that's just amazing.

Carl, Wiltshire: Is anyone still questioning Harry Kane's ability to make it at the top?

Everton on the slide?

Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane

606 on BBC Radio 5 live

"I've seen Everton a lot this season and they're not hurting opponents enough. They did mix it up last season when they needed to. They're playing sides who are comfortable sitting deep against them. They're struggling defensively too.

"It's strange, because they have a squad who should be able to compete at home and in Europe."

In the next round of Premier League fixtures on 10 January, Chelsea host Newcastle and Tottenham are at Crystal Palace. Manchester City face a trip to struggling Everton.

The Premier League takes a break now, with Chelsea hosting Championship side Watford in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. The following day, Spurs make the trip up north to face Burnley.

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Otis W: Mourinho has no excuse, we were badly beaten by what appears to be a good Spurs team. As a Chelsea fan, I'm worried.

JavelBleach: Honestly thought Mourinho was man enough to for once give credit to the better team. Struggling to find someone to blame. Poor.

Ameer Chughtai: Cahill and Terry's main weakness is pace, both are sluggish on the turn, runs from Chadli opened space for some Kane wizardry.

Manager reaction

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was a great performance by the team. I think they are all very happy with the first day of the new year, to start this way was very important.

"The most important thing today was our performance, to believe in our way. The team showed a big mentality. Chelsea are the best team so far, it was a difficult game. It was an important three points for the players and supporters for the belief, to show all is possible."

Is Harry Kane showing he can be a regular 20-goal-a-season striker for Tottenham? "Yes, why not? He shows to work hard everyday. We need to recognise the team because the team performance was great and we need to keep this feeling for the next step."

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Tom Miszkowski: No point moaning about officials & contentious penalty decisions Jose, I'd have Cesc in tomorrow, teach him how to beat 1st man.

Jared Maobe: Mourinho even lies to us that Costa was good? Jose, wake up man, he could not keep the ball or give a pass.

Peter Malath: I calculated all the points Utd threw away and just looking at where we could be on the table right now. I just kicked myself.

Manager reaction

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Jose Mourinho
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Here's more from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: "I think at 2-0 [to Chelsea, if they had been awarded and scored a penalty] it would have killed the game. We had the biggest opportunity in the game to score the second goal which is a shot from the penalty spot.

"At 2-0 I don't think they have a chance to change the game against a side like Chelsea. We trust a lot in our game. Maybe it is not enough. We had some individual problems against a fast and powerful Chadli and the movement of Kane.

"Fatigue plays a part for everybody. That is the Premier League, it is not easy for any club, we are no exception."

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Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane

606 on BBC Radio 5 live

"To pick up seven points over Christmas shows a really good turnaround for Tottenham. They pushed back Chelsea, who were made to look inept at times by a really good Spurs performance."

Goals, goals, goals

Surely you don't need any more reasons to watch Match of the Day tonight? If you are debating an early night, here's a stat to keep you interested in the highlights: The day ended with 33 Premier League goals, the most ever seen on New Year's Day in the PL era and the most since 34 were scored on NYD 1987.

BBC One. 22:35 GMT.

Player reaction

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane, speaking to BBC Sport: "I hope 2015 is even better for myself, I always want to progress and do better and hopefully I can do that this year. We have taken to the way the manager wants us to play and it is working.

"It was a London derby for the fans, it means we go into the new year buzzing and it is good for us as players as well, it shows we can perform against them."

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Chris, Spurs till I die: Sometimes life gives you moments like this, will enjoy Match of the Day but it counts for nothing if we don't kick on from here.

Adam: People saying Chelsea have played a lot of games recently... As has every other team over festive period. No excuse!

Jack: Devastated by that result. I don't think I've ever felt lower by a loss as it's Spurs. As a Chelsea fan it hurts more than when Arsenal did it to us a few seasons ago.

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Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane

606 on BBC Radio 5 live

Harry Kane
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"It's taken Tottenham a long time to find the right system. But they were still getting results this season even when they weren't playing well. Tottenham still don't look as organised as they should do, particularly in defence. But the energy they have is showing through, and they're starting to look a very good side."

Manager reaction

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on BT Sport: "I don't want to be punished. I want to be around for the next match so I prefer to say that we just lost. Tomorrow is another day.

"Every game is unpredictable but there are things in the game that are becoming predictable.

"Of course I hate to lose but I prefer to lose like I did against Newcastle with a clean performance from referee Martin Atkinson and an unlucky performance by us. But in a game when you lose because of football is a different feeling.

"You pay well to your pundits so hopefully they will say it is true."

Manager reaction

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Jose Mourinho
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, speaking to BT Sport: "I think we made some defensive mistakes, some individual defensive mistakes. It was not easy for my defenders to cope with Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane. It was also very difficult for Tottenham defenders to deal with an amazing Eden Hazard and good Diego Costa.

"You can speak about crucial moments of the game but I prefer to focus on the result. The players tried a lot but the fifth goal killed a bit our fantastic reaction.

"We had important Christmas gifts in the last two matches, Christmas gifts that people who love football do not like."

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Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane

606 on BBC Radio 5 live

"I never saw that result coming for Chelsea, certainly from a defensive point of view. That's a major negative, given how well organised they normally are."

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David Unsworth
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Not that John Terry will care tonight, but he is now one behind David Unsworth as the all time top-scoring Premier League defender. Terry has 37 goals.

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Rory Bradford: Amazing game! Spurs to make top four and win Capital One Cup! Spurs have a better team than Arsenal now!

Helles Mammut: How long before there's a rumour that Real Madrid are interested in Harry Kane?

Steven Jerjian: How tasty is that Chelsea-City game at the end of January looking now?

Harry Kane - from Norwich nightmare to Spurs star

Here's an interesting thought on Harry Kane from

Norwich winger Elliott Bennett, currently on loan at Brighton:

"Harry Kane is great example of patience and self belief. Came to Norwich and didn't play, got his head down at Spurs is and now getting rewards."

Kane spent the first half of the 2012-13 season on loan at Carrow Road, but played just six times before he was recalled.

Player reaction

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Tottenham defender Danny Rose: "We went 4-1 up and the second goal we conceded was very sloppy from ourselves. We are getting there slowly. We are understanding the manager's ways and hopefully we can push on now. We have had a good Christmas period. The top four is the target is every season and we just take each game as it comes."

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Tottenham
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane: "It shows how good we are. To score five against one of the best defences in the world shows how we're coming together as a team. It was a great win. We are probably unhappy we conceded the two extra goals but we are delighted with the win.

"I am just enjoying playing. Hopefully I can keep it up but the most important thing is the team winning."

Match of the Day running order

No surprises here then. BBC One 22:35 GMT. Enjoy.

MOTD
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Perhaps the most eye-catching thing about this game - other than the result - is how much Harry Kane dominated Gary Cahill. It's been a long time since England's now senior centre-back spent 90 minutes chasing shadows. He just couldn't get near the 21-year-old.

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Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Tottenham showed everybody tonight how to play against Chelsea. I think Chelsea can justifiably say they've played a lot of games in recent weeks, and it caught up with them. This was a free hit for Tottenham tonight.

"The game turned when Harry Kane equalised. Spurs thought: 'If we can keep going at this Chelsea defence, it could be our night.' I never thought I'd see this result in a million years. But Chelsea will get this out of their system against Watford in the FA Cup on Sunday. I fear for Watford, actually."

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Chris Baldwin: Best Spurs performance of the season? This is the best performance since Harry Redknapp left. They've bullied Chelsea today.

Tim Arstall: No doubt Kane has been outstanding today, but is he really world class? Remains to be seen for me...

Deano: I hope people aren't reading too much into this result for Spurs. Before today, they've been consistently lucky for a while.

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So, how does the league table look after that? Well, Manchester City and Chelsea are joint top. They cannot be separated by anything other than alphabetical order and, were the season to finish now, they would have to go to a play-off at a neutral venue. Imagine that. Tottenham are up to fifth, above Arsenal.

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FULL-TIME

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Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino embrace at full-time
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"White Hart Lane is a fantastic stadium when you get these games. It's been an absolutely brilliant atmosphere.

"A wonderful performance from Tottenham. It was the right system and the right shape. It's taken Mauricio Pochettino an awful long time to get there, but it made the difference tonight. The Premier League title race is on."

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White Hart Lane scoreboard
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Andrew in Bessbrook: What a crazy game of football! Spurs have these games every now and again when they are absolutely unplayable. Chelsea and Mourinho are shellshocked!

Andrew, Richhill: With Wayne Rooney no longer playing up front for Manchester United week-in, week-out does Harry Kane now replace him in the England starting line-up?

James, a Chelsea fan: I have an exam on the 14th. I'm genuinely worried I won't sleep before then.

FULL-TIME

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John Terry looks dejected
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Take a bow, Tottenham.

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Jose's doing his handshakes 60 seconds early...

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Tottenham supporters belt into victorious chorus as their side keep the ball in the corner. Chelsea's goose is cooked today.

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Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at White Hart Lane

"This Tottenham team on this performance will definitely go close to getting into the Champions League. But will Mauricio Pochettino keep the side? Will he keep the shape? These things matter. They make a difference."

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How many Tottenham fans are suddenly looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow?

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BBC presenter Mark Pougatch: Now if Pochettino walks over to Mourinho with five minutes left and shakes his hand then that really would be something ....

INJURY TIME

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Five minutes of time added on.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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Cesc Fabregas with the outside of his boot from inside the area, but it is touched on to the post by Hugo Lloris.

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Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Just remind me what I said the score might be at half-time. 8-7? There's still time for Chelsea to get back into this game, particularly if they get a fourth quickly."