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Moses celebrates his winner

Forget Brexit, forget Trump, Victor Moses is the biggest shock of 2016

This was how BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey reacted to another Man of the Match performance from Nigeria’s Victor Moses as he scored the winning goal in today’s London derby for Chelsea at home against Tottenham.

Moses was also Man of the Match in their last match away to Middlesbrough. The winger, converted by coach Antonio Conte to a right wing-back in a 3-4-3 formation, has continued to be a revelation for his club after previous coaches like Jose Mourinho had refused to give him a run in the first team, preferring to send him away on endless loan spells.

Tottenham started brightly as Moses was pinned back with Tottenham’s wideman Son Heung-min preventing the Nigerian’s barnstorming runs down the Chelsea right flank.

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The visitors took the lead through a left foot screamer early in the first half by Christian Eriksen but Pedro levelled things for the home side with a smart turn and a curling shot a minute before half time.

After the interval, Chelsea, with Moses marauding down the right, took over and the Nigerian was rewarded when striker Diego Costa finished a run down the left with a pass across the face of the Tottenham goal. Moses ran, following up play, for about 80 yards to rifle in the winner that also took his team to the top of the Premier League table.

He said afterwards: “I’m pleased with the goal, most importantly, the three points. I’m pleased to be playing. The manager gave me the opportunity to express myself and I’m relishing it”.

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