AT HALF: Willian brace has Chelsea ahead in FA Cup semi (follow live)
Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal between London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur is meeting lofty expectations head-on.
Willian has scored a magical free kick for the Blues, but Harry Kane responded with a classy header as Spurs leveled things at one.
Willian then added a penalty kick in the 43rd minute to make it 2-1 at the break.
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Kane equalized when he stooped to nod Christian Eriksen’s cross overhead and inside the far post. It was a classy finish.
David Luiz was felled by a scary-looking stamp but returned to the match after treatment. Dele Alli caught Luiz on the right leg and then stamped down on ankle. Dele was looking away from the action, but his reputation will have a few questioning the intent.
Eric Dier nearly headed a cross home in the 36th minute, but he turned it just past the far post.
Heung-min Son then gave away a penalty in the 42nd minute when he took down Victor Moses inside the 18. Moses jumped over the sliding Son and hit the deck to win the penalty, which Willian converted to make it 2-1.