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Stoke City 1-2 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction


Stoke City v Chelsea - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Chelsea pulled out a late winner to take three points away to Stoke City and extend their lead atop the Premier League table to 13 points with Spurs and City yet to play.

A first half Willian free kick was canceled out by a Jonathan Walters penalty after a rather soft call when Cahill barely touched him. However, Cahill would atone by banging in a late winner just a few minutes before full-time.

  • Willian scored yet another free kick. It probably should’ve been saved, but whatevs. It was his sixth league goal of the season.
  • Costa was lively and motivated from the opening whistle, getting on everyone’s nerves as usual.
  • I’ve decided I’m naming my first child N’Golo.
  • Personally, I don’t think penalties should be given for the wind blowing over Walters. But that’s just my opinion. Cahill shouldn’t have touched him, but it was a very soft call.
  • An interesting move to a back four in the 70th minute to try and get something going gave Chelsea a boost of momentum.
  • A mixture of bad luck and poor finishing almost cost the Blues, but Cahill got a golden chance and didn’t miss it.
  • It wasn’t pretty, but it’s three points.

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