Dele double ends Chelsea’s run

first_imgThe midfielder nodded home two crosses from Christian Eriksen – both at the back post – to stop the Blues winning for a top-flight record 14th consecutive game.The league leaders went close through Eden Hazard in the first half and Diego Costa in the second, but Spurs have cut Chelsea’s lead at the top to five points and opened up the title race. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino decided to match Chelsea like-for-like with wing-backs, and Kyle Walker and Danny Rose won the battle against Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso, who have been so instrumental to Antonio Conte’s successful system.Hazard should have fired the Blues in front after just five minutes when he beat the offside trap and was played through one-on-one with Hugo Lloris, but he shot wide of the far post.Walker and Rose were menacing on either flank and Pedro was lucky to escape with just a yellow card when he came in late on the Spurs left-back, stirring back up some resentment from the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ last season.Pedro and Costa then exchanged heated words after Costa failed to play the forward into a shooting position, as Chelsea grew frustrated at being unable to threaten the Tottenham’s goal.And Spurs had a deserved breakthrough on the stroke of the interval when Walker played in Eriksen to cross for Alli to nod home for the fourth consecutive game.Chelsea came firing out of the traps in the second half and could have equalised through either Costa, who forced Lloris to tip wide from long range, or Hazard, who missed a close-range header at the far post.But Alli made no mistake and doubled Spurs’ lead on 54 minutes when Eriksen picked out another well-timee run into the box, and he headed beyond Thibaut Courtois into the far corner – his third brace in as many matches. Chelsea looked forlorn and bewildered, as Pedro found space but headed an Alonso cross feebly at Lloris, and Conte threw on Willian, Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi.But Tottenham held on for a memorable, fifth straight win to move third in the Premier League and just two points behind second-place Liverpool.Tottenham: Lloris (7), Dier (7), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (7); Walker (8), Wanyama (7), Dembele (7), Rose (8), Alli (9), Eriksen (8), Kane (7)Subs used: Winks (6), Sissoko (5), Son (5)Chelsea: Courtois (6), Cahill (6), Luiz (7), Azpilicueta (6); Moses (6), Kante (7), Matic (6), Alonso (6); Pedro (7), Costa (6), Hazard (7)Subs used: Willian (5), Fabregas (5), Batshuayi (6)Man of the match: Dele Allilast_img read more

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for Best Hotel Group…

first_imgPacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) in the Cook Islands has been nominated as the Best Hotel Resort Group at the 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards along side top international hotel groups Four Seasons Hotels, Accor hotels, Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels & Resorts to name a few.The New Zealand Travel Industry Awards 2012 will celebrate and honour the exceptional people and businesses in the New Zealand travel industry. The Awards will provide recognition for individuals and businesses that excel in customer service and develop innovative ways to stand out from the crowd.Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa are also up for their own awards in the Best International Hotel / Resort category.  Other hotels competing in this category include The Langham (Melbourne), Bora Bora Nui (Tahiti), Park Hyatt (Sydney) and the Ritz-Carlton Central Park (New York).CEO Adrian Caruso’s vision for the New Zealand Travel Industry Awards is they will act as a development opportunity for skills and professionalism, and play an integral role in encouraging and rewarding excellence, innovation and commitment in the industry. It is the winning combination of passionate employees that go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations, company philosophy, values and culture, creativity and innovation in business practices and marketing campaigns, and operating in a sustainable, socially responsible way.People from all areas of the industry, from travel agencies and brokers, to tour and cruise operators, airlines, travel media, hotels and suppliers, will gather together at the New Zealand Travel Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday 8th September 2012 at The Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.Other awards picked up in recent years by Pacific Resort Hotel Group properties include the prestigious World Travel Awards; “World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort” for the four consecutive year for Pacific Resort Aitutaki and “World’s Leading Island Villas” for the two consecutive year for Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa. Source = Pacific Resort Hotel Grouplast_img read more

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