Sunday, January 19, 2014

Samuel Eto'o leads the Blues into a 3-1 victory over Manchester United

The Blues remained undefeated at Stamford Bridge today as Samuel Eto'o scored a hat-trick keeping the pressure on the Premier League leaders with a 3-1 victory at home to Manchester United on Sunday. Today’s results keeps Chelsea within two points of league leaders Arsenal, who won 2-0 at home to Fulham on Saturday. The Blues are one point behind second-placed Manchester City, who defeated Cardiff City 4-2 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Manchester United lost any hope of retaining their league title this year,  with today’s result they remain seventh but are now six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool and now 14 points behind Arsenal. 

Manchester United started out strong however, the Blues took advantage of the visitors as Cameroonian international and new signee Eto'o scored in the 17th, 45th and 49th minutes. Substitute Javier Hernandez scored a second-half consolation for United, who lost for the seventh time this season.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic drew a straight red card in second-half stoppage time for a two-footed tackle on Eden Hazard.

The win was Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's 100th in the Premier League.