Gary Lineker reacts to Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Twitter

The Tottenham legend delivers verdict on Christian Eriksen's opening goal

Gary Lineker heaped praise on Christian Eriksen for his superb opener after Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-1 to Chelsea on Saturday evening.

The Denmark international has been heavily criticised for a series of poor performances in Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side in the 2016-17 season so far.

Eriksen was alert to the loose ball after Dele Alli’s superb run and the former Ajax midfielder fired a long-range strike past Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois in the 11th minute in west London.

However, Chelsea were level on the stroke of half-time after former Barcelona man Pedro Rodriguez curled a delicious finish past France international Hugo Lloris.

Nigeria international Victor Moses completed Chelsea’s comeback with a close-range finish after superb counter-attack from the home side.

Lineker took to Twitter after Eriksen’s superb opener before Chelsea’s resurgence at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea hoisted themselves above Liverpool and into top spot after their 2-1 win against Spurs in the London derby.

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Tottenham will host Swansea in their next Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane.

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