Tottenham's top scorer at Wembley is... own goals?

The Tottenham striker has collected back-to-back Premier League Golden Boots, but his struggles in the first month of the season continue

Tottenham’s Wembley curse is well known. They are a side with a history of failing at the national stadium, and there is one incredible statistic that emphasises that more than any other.

When playing at the national stadium Spurs’ all-time top scorer are the opposition. On five occasions, Tottenham have been reliant on their rivals putting through their own goal.

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Never was this more apparent than on Sunday in the London derby against Chelsea. Mauricio Pochettino’s hammered Chelsea’s goal but were unable to make a breakthrough until Michy Batshuayi headed past his own goalkeeper to equalise in the final 10 minutes.

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But even having been provided with that lifeline, Spurs managed to fold in the closing stages of the game, with Marcos Alonso grabbing a late winner for Chelsea, who had only two shots on target over the course of the whole match.

It is a statistic that does not bode well for a team seeking to win their first top-flight title since 1960-61.

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