Soccer: West Brom stun 10-man Chelsea with 5-2 victory at Stamford Bridge By Reuters



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LONDON (Reuters) – Relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion gave their Premier League survival hopes an enormous increase with a surprising 5-2 victory over 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea, fourth within the desk, took the lead simply earlier than the half-hour mark when Marcos Alonso’s free kick got here off the put up and Christian Pulisic scored from the rebound, the American winger’s first objective below supervisor Thomas Tuchel.

Two minutes later Chelsea defender Thiago Silva was despatched off after receiving a second yellow card for a reckless problem.

West Brom used their numerical benefit to good impact as Matheus Pereira scored two targets in fast succession in first-half stoppage time to place the guests forward on the interval.

They added two targets on the counter-attack 5 minutes aside within the second half, with Callum Robinson volleying dwelling a Darnell Furlong cross earlier than Pereira turned supplier for Mbaye Diagne.

Chelsea pulled one again to make it 4-2 when Timo Werner arrange substitute Mason Mount for a easy tap-in however West Brom scored their fifth in stoppage time when Robinson discovered area and chipped onrushing keeper Edouard Mendy.

West Brom remained second-bottom of the desk, seven factors from the protection zone.

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