Tuesday 20 March 2018

Torrid times for Tottenham at Wembley

Spurs have not enjoyed Wembley of late
Spurs have not enjoyed Wembley of late

Tottenham's 2-1 Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Sunday extended a miserable record at their temporary home while White Hart Lane is redeveloped.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have won only two of the 11 games they have played at English football's headquarters since it was reopened in 2007. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at Spurs' Wembley woes.

Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1, Carling Cup final, February 2008

Trailing to Didier Drogba's first-half strike, Tottenham remained patient and got their reward when Dimitar Berbatov levelled from the penalty spot with 20 minutes remaining to set the stage for Jonathan Woodgate to snatch victory in stoppage time.

Manchester United 0 Tottenham 0 (Manchester United win 4-1 on penalties), Carling Cup final March 2009

Spurs needed the help of the woodwork to deny Cristiano Ronaldo a winner in normal time, but after extra-time had failed to produce a goal, Jamie O'Hara and David Bentley both failed from the spot to allow Anderson to clinch victory.

Tottenham 0 Portsmouth 2, FA Cup semi-final, April 2010

Extra-time was required once again to separate the North London club and Portsmouth, but Frederic Piquionne's strike gave Pompey the edge and Kevin-Prince Boateng assured Pompey of a place in the final with a 117th-minute penalty.

Tottenham 1 Chelsea 5, FA Cup semi-final, April 2012

Two years later, Spurs' fate was sealed long before the clock ticked around to 90 minutes with goals from Drogba, Juan Mata, Ramires, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda leaving Gareth Bale's reply to count for nothing.

Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0, Capital One Cup final, March 2015

John Terry gave Chelsea the lead on the stroke of half-time and the Blues never looked back as Kyle Walker's second-half own goal sent the trophy back to Stamford Bridge.

Tottenham 1 Monaco 2, Champions League, September 2016

It proved an eventful first half at Wembley as the home side found themselves 2-0 down inside 31 minutes thanks to Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar, and although Toby Alderweireld reduced the deficit, there was no way back.

Tottenham 0 Bayer Leverkusen 1, Champions League, November 2016

A crowd of 85,512 turned out to watch Tottenham take on Bayer Leverkusen, but the majority of them went home disappointed after seeing Kevin Kampl win it for the visitors.

Tottenham 3 CSKA Moscow 1, Champions League, December 2016

Alan Dzagoev's 33rd-minute goal threatened to make it another bad night for Spurs, but efforts from Dele Alli and Harry Kane improved things markedly before Igor Akinfeev's own goal completed the job.

Tottenham 2 Gent 2, Europa League, February 2017

A topsy-turvy night under the famous arch saw Kane's own goal cancel out Christian Eriksen's early opener before Alli was sent off, and although Victor Wanyama looked to have won it, Jeremy Perbet levelled eight minutes from time.

Chelsea 4 Tottenham 2, FA Cup semi-final, April 2017

Kane and Alli both scored equalisers after Willian's first-half double, but Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic ended Tottenham's cup dreams for another season.

Tottenham 1 Chelsea 2, Premier League, August 2017

Marcos Alonso struck twice either side of Michy Batshuayi's own goal to extend Chelsea's hoodoo over their London rivals.

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