Tottenham upset Arsenal

Tottenham beat Chelsea for the first time in the English Premier League in 16 years on Sunday, winning 2-1 as the Blues had England captain John Terry sent off.

Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon scored for Spurs after a rare goal by Claude Makelele for Chelsea, who are second and three points behind leaders Manchester United in the standings.

Terry was sent off on a second yellow card in the 71st minute.

Several Spurs players attempted to confront the defender before he left the field.

Trouble also flared between rival coaches Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew as West Ham upset Arsenal 1-0 at Upton Park. Marlon Harewood scored an 88th-minute winner for the Hammers to move out of the relegation zone.

Man United beat Portsmouth 3-0 on Saturday and leads third-place Bolton by eight points. Arsenal are 10 points behind in fifth place, while Liverpool are 11 back in eighth. Spurs moved up three spots to 10th.

Makelele gave Chelsea the lead at White Hart Lane with a 20m strike in the 15th after Spurs had failed to clear a corner. Dawson equalised with a glancing header in the 25th, and Lennon scored the winner with a left-footed strike in the 52nd after a great run and cross from captain Robbie Keane.

”Before the game, we had a feeling it could be our day today and we deserved to win,” Keane said. ”We are desperate to climb the table, but to get a win over Chelsea is especially sweet.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy with referee Graham Poll and suggested officials attend post-game news conferences to explain decisions.

”Instead of managers speaking against referees, I don’t know why they don’t speak here, have a press conference after the game instead of managers,” he said. ”I have a lot of complaints but the game is over, there is nothing to do.

”I feel sorry for my players and the supporters, but at the same time I can say to Tottenham’s people to carry on with their celebrations as this is a big moment for them. We don’t deserve this result. For a long time we were the best team, but Tottenham fought hard to have a special way and they got it.”

Harewood’s late goal for the Hammers led to Wenger and Pardew having to be separated by their assistants and the fourth official.

Wenger was furious that his team had a penalty claim rejected when Hammers defender Jonathan Spector looked to have brought down Alexander Hleb in the 67th at Upton Park.

With two minutes to play, Matthew Etherington interchanged passes with Teddy Sheringham before crossing from the left, and Harewood side-footed the ball home from 5m.

Pardew’s celebrations led to an angry response from Wenger, who appeared to ignore Pardew’s offer to shake hands at the end of the game. ”I was celebrating the goal, that was all basically,” Pardew said. ”Arsene seemed to have a problem with that, probably rightly. It was frustration, there was nothing personal. Nothing was said.

”Maybe he was angry at a couple of decisions. I apologise to him and to Arsenal. He is a top guy and I really respect him. I thought I was entitled to celebrate the goal after a pulsating game.”

West Ham moved up to 15th after their second straight victory.

Arsenal winger Robin van Persie went down with a head injury in the first half after he looked to be struck by a coin thrown from the crowd.

Gareth Barry scored with a penalty kick and Juan Pablo Angel added another goal as Aston Villa beat Blackburn at Villa Park.

Other Saturday results were Fulham 1, Everton 0; Bolton 0, Wigan 1; Charlton 1, Manchester City 0; Liverpool 2, Reading 0; Watford 2, Middlesbrough 0; and Newcastle 0, Sheffield United 1. — Sapa-AP

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