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Sunderland vs. Chelsea: Second Half Thread

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Welcome to the Fernando Torres show!

Bags of goals.
Bags of goals.
Matthew Lewis

Chelsea started like gangbusters but as has been the script lately, they did not see a full return on their attacking investments.

Eden Hazard should've had a penalty (and a red card for Seb Larsson) within the first few minutes - not the first strange decision from referee Mark Halsey on the day. Of course, if Hazard goes down instead of trying to stay up and finish the play, the penalty is probably given. And they wonder why players dive more and more often.

The Chelsea breakthrough came from Moses & Hazard - the two men combining down the left flank before a fantastic cross by the Belgian picked out Fernando Torres's outstretched boot & studs. A sweet finish from Torres.

Oriol Romeu's injury signaled a period of scrappy play and Sunderland, who had looked abject early on, threatened to come back into the game.

But then, just before the end of the half, Seb Larsson's second moment of madness was finally given properly by the referee and Torres, of all players, converted the penalty.

So that's TWO goals for Fernando Torres, FOUR in the last 135 minutes. Including a penalty kick. In case you're wondering, it's 13 days to the Mayan apocalypse.