Chelsea 2-2 West Ham United

19 Mar

Cesc Fabregas scored a late penalty to salvage a point for Chelsea as they drew 2-2 against West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

Match Reports: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham UnitedMatch Reports: Chelsea 2-2 West Ham United

The Spain international equalised two minutes from time after Michail Antonio had brought down Ruben Loftus-Cheek just inside the area.

Slaven BilicÂ’s men had taken the lead in the 17th minute when Manuel Lanzini curled a superb 20-yard strike into the top corner.

Dimitri Payet, Cheikhou Kouyate and Aaron Cresswell all missed good chances to extend the lead, with the latter smashing an effort against the bar.

Chelsea, who created little in the first half, grabbed their first equaliser in first-half stoppage time when Fabregas found the top left corner with a sensational 20-yard free-kick.

The visitors managed to re-take the lead when Andy Carroll, who came off the bench on the half-hour mark, latched on to a Payet ball and placed a shot into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

The Blues huffed and puffed as they tried to level the scores, with Fabregas heading over from six yards before an attempted overhead kick from the midfielder went over the bar.

However, the big moment came two minutes from time when Loftus-Cheek was clipped just inside the area by Antonio.

A penalty was awarded and Fabregas, who has received criticism for his performances this season, converted the spot-kick to clinch a share of the spoils.


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