Didier Drogba came off the bench to earn Chelsea a point in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham, but squandered the chance to take all three by missing an injury-time penalty.
It was a bright opening and Tottenham went ahead with their first real attack after 15 minutes. Jermain Defoe, who looked to be offside, fed Pavlyuchenko and the Russian striker superbly created space for himself and fired low past Petr Cech into the bottom corner.
Salomon Kalou brought a good save out of Heurelho Gomes with a 12-yard header and it was Kalou who went close again when his glancing header flashed wide as Chelsea looked to get back in ir.
Drogba, who came on at the interval, began to threaten and tested Gomes with a drive from distance but after 69 minutes the Ivorian ended his drought by firing a fierce volley through the hands of Gomes, who would have been disappointed not to keep the shot out.
And Gomes` afternoon got even worse after his clumsy challenge on Ramires handed Chelsea an injury-time penalty, but the Brazilian made amends by stopping a poor Drogba penalty as it ended all-square.