Ex-Tottenham man sums up Hazard goal in one word

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The Belgian schemer scored the goal which ensured Spurs could not be Premier League champions.

Tottenham Hotspur bowed out of the Premier League title race following Monday night's 2-2 draw away at Chelsea.

Eight points behind leaders Leicester City at the time, Spurs went into the contest knowing that only a victory away to the reigning champions would see them stay in the hunt.

And by half time they looked like doing just that, with goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min giving the Lilywhites a comfortable 2-0 lead in a feisty first half in West London.

But Gary Cahill reduced the arrears shortly before the hour mark to raise anxiety levels among the away support, before a superb strike from Eden Hazard left Hugo Lloris with no chance and Tottenham's dream of a first title since 1961 hanging by a thread.

It was a wonderful, curling effort from the last season's PFA Player of the Year, who reminded his critics what he remains capable of despite an indifferent season this time around, and former Spurs winger Rohan Ricketts summed up the goal on Twitter shortly afterwards.

 

The Belgian wizard almost single-handedly helped Chelsea to the title last term, and he certainly helped Leicester over the finishing line on Monday for what is possibly the greatest achievement in sporting history.

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