Premier League Update: Hazard’s Injruy Time Penalty Help Mourinho Avert a First League Loss at the Bridge

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard scored a contentious injury-time penalty to help the club avert a second league defeat in quick succession on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard Kept His Cool to Score Chelsea's Late Equaliser Against West Brom.
Eden Hazard Kept His Cool to Score Chelsea’s Late Equaliser Against West Brom.

The Week 11 encounter came in the wake of the loss at Newcastle and Jose Mourinho was not going to tolerate further slip-up from his team.

Cameroon international Samuel Eto’O understood better when he opened scoring for the ‘Blues’ on the stroke of half-time.

Shane long leveled for Steve Clarke’s men on the hour mark before Stephanie Sessegnon pulled the visitors ahead eight minutes later.

It took another Hazard’s superb run for the first goal to materialise. The Belgian, who lost his passport midweek for missing training without a cogent reason, jinked in from the left to fire in a short which Boaz Myhill palmed away. Eto’O then beat Liam Ridgewell, who unnecessarily delayed his clearance, to nip in and stab the ball home.

West Brom did everything possible to keep Chelsea at bay, but Ridgewell wouldn’t be happy for his slow response which made the difference after an entertaining first-half.

Long leveled for the visitors getting up higher than Franck Lampard and John Terry to meet a dropping ball and smashed home from close range.

Few minutes later, Cech let a tame Sessegnon shot slip through his hands after a good work down the left from Ridgewell.

A the moment, the prospect of a first Mourinho Premier League home loss in 65 games was well on the card only for referee Andre Marriner to hand the hosts a penalty in stoppage time when Ramires collided with Steven Reid in the box- although the Brazilian looked to be going down already before the contact.

Hazard kept his composure, waited age-long to slot the ball inside the net.

West brom were furious with the decision but had to settle for the spoil while Chelsea preserved that Mourinho record.


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