West Ham 3- Chelsea 1: Benitez on the ropes:
West Ham dismounted with a masterful second part to Chelsea Rafa Benitez that, despite early lead thanks to Juan Mata Spanish, He missed his chances and conceded a stunning defeat (3-1). After dominating the game throughout the first half with a superb Mata, the “blues” They paid dearly for not having resolved the meeting before and ended up succumbing before a West Ham much more seasoned in the second half to string together their seventh game without a win, the third with Benitez on the bench.
With the Spanish Juan Mata, César Azpilicueta and Fernando Torres discussed in the starting lineup, the “blues” They began the match with greater intensity in attack in recent clashes and sobriety in defense that characterizes all teams led by Spanish coach. Eye, delayed more than usual to help build, took the baton of the game while the Belgian Eden Hazard, Nigeria's Victor Moses and Torres sought open spaces in the defense “hammer”. Thus came the first goal at the minute 12 after the “Boy” win back his defender, pick a good cross from Moses and delay the ball Mata, coming from second line, I finished tight to the post to score the first goal Chelsea's Rafa Benitez was.
The result for granted the “blues” the rest of which had not enjoyed in recent games and thanks to a stellar Mata in team management, Chelsea locked in your area to West Ham, whose main offensive asset, England winger Matt Jarvis the, He was being overridden by Azpilicueta. Chelsea occasions succeeded one after another although neither Torres, in a very dangerous against the Brazilian Ramires he failed to manage well, or after Hazard, off a corner, They found the way to goal. Shortly before the break, Mata could have rounded his spectacular first half with two chances saved by goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen Finnish. On the other goal, Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech also had to show off to save a header from Kevin Nolan English after a foul that he had caused by an innocent and unnecessary hand outside the area. The technician “hammer”, Sam Allardyce, He moved tab at the break and gave more muscle to your computer with the input side Matthew Taylor and Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame, which he became the shadow of Mata throughout the second half. The changes had any effect after fifteen minutes from local domain, Jarvis crossed the ball to Carlton Cole, who headed the back of the net while the defense “blue” Branislav Ivanovic complained of a lack of front “hammer” on the jump. The equalizer spurred even more local and, although Mata hit the far post Direct free, West Ham who had the clearest chances with two headers from Winston Reid, Cech and stopped one another Ashley Cole cleared from the line when the held Upton Park and both. The worst fears were fulfilled for Chelsea five minutes from the final whistle when a triangulation between Jarvis, Taylor and Cole ended with a powerful shot from inside the box Diamé that slipped into the arch Cech. Time off, Modibo Maiga from Mali, recently entered the field, Sprig gave Chelsea advantage of a bad clearance of Cech to score the third goal of the “hammers” and sink the morale “blues”, he does not know seven games victory.