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West Brom stun 10-man Chelsea with 5-2 victory at Stamford Bridge

/ 09:55 PM April 03, 2021
Premier League - Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion

Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – April 3, 2021 West Bromwich Albion’s Mbaye Diagne celebrates scoring their fourth goal Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

LONDON—Relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion gave their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost with a stunning 5-2 victory over 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea, fourth in the table, took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Marcos Alonso’s free kick came off the post and Christian Pulisic scored from the rebound, the American winger’s first goal under manager Thomas Tuchel.

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

West Brom used their numerical advantage to good effect as Matheus Pereira scored two goals in quick succession in first-half stoppage time to put the visitors ahead at the interval.

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They added two goals on the counter-attack five minutes apart in the second half, with Callum Robinson volleying home a Darnell Furlong cross before Pereira turned provider for Mbaye Diagne.

Chelsea pulled one back to make it 4-2 when Timo Werner set up substitute Mason Mount for a simple tap-in but West Brom scored their fifth in stoppage time when Robinson found space and chipped onrushing keeper Edouard Mendy.

West Brom remained second-bottom of the table, seven points from the safety zone.

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