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Pedro Starts EPL With A Bang....Presents Chelsea With First Win
It's another great weekend of sporting activities all around the world. Let's get down to England where we have several EPL matches today. Legit.ng shares with you a minute-bu-minute account of the match between West Bromwich Albion and the Jose Mourinho tutored-side, Chelsea.
Team List: West Brom... Boaz Myhill, Jonas Olsson, Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley, Craig Dawson, Claudio Yacob, James Morrison, James McClean, Callum McManaman, Darren Fletcher, Jose Salomon Rondon
Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas,Eden Hazard, Pedro Rodriguez, Nemanja Matic, Willian, Diego Costa
Full Time; After a shaky start into the 2015/2016 season, the champions have bounced-back with an away-win, which is their first for the season. It ended West Bromwich Albion 2 - 3 Chelsea.
90+4' tension in the Chelsea area...Long ball in to the blues-18... Courtois saves
90+3' Rondon with a rebound..., hits Courtois' chest. Corner to WBA.....headed wide.
90+2' Chelsea seem to be playing with caution here. Dispossessed and a throw to the Baggies
90' 5 mins injury-time given.
89' Hazard has been so hazardous in this game. he was brought-down yet-again at the edge of the area.
88' WBA Substitution. Morrison leaves the pitch for Gardner.
86' Unbelievable! Hazard loses a slicer. He dummies two defenders, only to shoot inches-wide.
85' The home side needs to work harder is they hope to get anything out of this game. the introduction of Mikel Obi seems to have stabilised the blues defense.
83' Chelsea substitution. Pedro OUT, Mikel IN
82' Chelsea trying to pass the ball around just to save time. about 7 minutes more. Mikel set to come-on.
80' Wasteful strikers. Westbrom should have equalised. Another begging opportunity missed.
79' Sweet defending West Bromwich Albion. A great Chance for Falcao......missed!
77' Chelsea substitution. Costa OUT, Falcao IN
75' The blues lose possession again....and here is a 'counter'. great defending Chelsea!
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73' Woooooohhhh! McManaman just missed his side's best chance for an equalizer. He takes-on Ivanovic, only to shoot inches-wide. Still WBA 2 - 3 Chelsea.
72' Fabregas seems to have been quiet in this game....ball perfectly taken off him again.
70' Zouma with another clearance, throwing Baggies. The fans continue to urge their players to get the equalizer.
69' Zouma with a 'flying' header to clear the danger. HE looks injured but the strong-man carries on.
67' Rondon fires a shot inches wide. So far, it has been all West Brom affair. Ivanovic with a heavy challenge, as refree spots an infringement.
66' More attack has resulted into a WBA corner.
64' Jose Mourinho seem to be nervous as he watch from the touch.
62' The home-side seem to have up-their-game. It's more and more attack. Can the blues contain these raging guys?
60' WBA Substitution: Yea, Mcclean out, Lambert In
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59' Goooooallllll... Morrison gives the home-side a goal. Great header by the striker.
58' Matic's free-kick was guarded it touch but the goal keeper. Corner to Chelsea.
56' Now the game is 'changed'. the home side wants to take advantage of Chelsea's 10-men.
54' Red card John Terry! A one-on-one situation, through to Rondon, but the Chelsea man pulled-down the striker. free-kick Baggies
52' Diego Costa needs to watch it here....His head butt on Claudio Yacob was ignored by referee Clattenburg. That would have been a RED!
50' James McClean's challenge was too heavy for Hazard...., free-kick Chelsea at the edge-of-the-area.
49' Both teams are beginning to take things easy. No much prowress from both sides in the last three minutes.
47' Swift play by Brunt.... deflected. Corner kick West Brom
46' Secon half begins: The Baggies try as much as possible to take each Chelsea attacker one-on-one
Half Time score, West Bromwich 1 - 3 Chelsea
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45' Chelsea pouring more attack. Great play by Willian as the referee signals the interval. It's been a very entertaining first-half and the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona seem to have been potent ad the new Chelsea man scored on his debut today.
44' An in-swinger by Hazard. Headed away.
42' Gooallll! It's 3-1 to Chelsea. Cesar Azpilicueta puts the blues 2 goals ahead.
40' Goodness. Willian just lost a delicious chance. the ball was squared to him by Pedro, but the Brazilian shoots wide.
38' The home fans are up to their feet. Good play by Rondon again. Courtois saves
35' It's 2 - 1. Salomon Rondon scores for the Bagies. It's 2 - 1
32' 34' Not much action so far. Ball played in the middle.
30' Gooooalllll....... Chelsea scores the second goal. Diego Costa lashes-home Pedro's shot in what seem to be an offside position. It's West Brom 0 - 2 Chelsea
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29' Brilliant low-drive by Callum McManaman forces Cech to parry the ball into the corner.
27' Poor decision from Fletcher sets up Hazard, but the Belgian could not find Pedro in the box.
25' Morrison with a heavy challenge on Hazard, Freekick Chelsea
24' West Brom trying to settle into the game. But so far, the 'Blues' have been able to contain their strikers.
21' The blues seem to be very charged today. Corner Kick to Chelsea! It was cleared
19' Great one-two between Harard and Pedro....... Goooooal to Chelsea. the new marks man scores on his debut.
18' Great play by the Chelsea mid-fielders, but Willian's pass was too heavy.
16' The first yellow of the day goes to Matic, whose name is taken after legging Morrison up. The West Brom man, perhaps worryingly for Chelsea was just too quick for him there.
14' Courtois saves the penalty. What a miss!
13' Matic downs Fletcher in the areaa..... Referee points to the spot. Penalty .ot the home side.
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11' Fabregas looks for a defense-splitter and his ol’ pal Pedro, but it’s just too far ahead of the new kid.
9’ Boaz Myhill deals well - both on the pitch and emotionally - with an absolutely rancid backpass from Chris Brunt, that he has to control on his chest and punt the thing clear.
7’ Ivanovic looks for the long ball up to Costa, but McAuley gets there just ahead of the Spain forward. Mourinho is wearing a suit with
6' Diego Costa with a low drive.....Just wide!
5' First chance (sort of) falls for West Brom! Craig Dawson turns Cesar Azpilicueta wonderfully on the right before his cross was missed by Salomon Rondon's overhead kick.
3' A quiet old start at The Hawthorns, where there are quite a few empty seats for the visit of the champions. Not a popular match choice around these parts it seems. Chelsea with all the ball but not much to show for it as yet