Chelsea and City on fire

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021
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Premier League leaders Chelsea hammered bottom club Norwich City 7-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and Manchester City cruised to a 4-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion, while Everton collapsed to a shock 5-2 defeat at home to Watford. England international Mason Mount struck a hat-trick for Chelsea who showed no lack of firepower despite the absence of injured forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. 

Mount opened the scoring in the eighth minute before winger Callum Hudson-Odoi scored 11 minutes later when he collected a fine pass from Mateo Kovacic and provided a cool finish. A third Chelsea Academy product got on the scoresheet three minutes before halftime with a delightful chip from wing-back Reece James. 

Ben Chilwell made it four just before the hour mark against the winless Canaries, whose troubles worsened with an own goal from Max Aarons in the 62nd minute and a sending off for Ben Gibson after a second yellow card two minutes later. Mount’s penalty was saved by Tim Krul late in the game, but VAR showed the keeper had moved off his line and when the kick was retaken Mount made no mistake. 


CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 25 2021

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