Late Torres strike sinks Man City

Oct 28 2013, 09:32 IST
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SummaryThe second half had begun badly for Chelsea when Sergio Aguero canceled out Andre Schurrle's opener.

Fernando Torres capped off an impressive attacking display for Chelsea by seizing on Manchester City's defensive blunder in the 90th minute to clinch a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Sunday.

After Chelsea substitute Willian launched the ball forward, City goalkeeper Joe Hart found himself exposed on the edge of the penalty area and defender Matija Nastasic managed to head the ball over his own goalkeeper.

In a run that encapsulated his energetic performance at Stamford Bridge, Torres raced onto the loose ball and sent it into the unguarded net.

The second half had begun badly for Chelsea when Sergio Aguero canceled out Andre Schurrle's opener, which had been set up by Torres. But Torres' late winner ensured Chelsea ended the weekend still two points behind leader Arsenal.

Roberto Soldado's 80th minute penalty secured Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 home win over Hull City and moved them up to fourth, while Sunderland moved off the foot of the table after substitute Fabio Borini lashed in a superb late winner in a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle United.

Italian Borini, on loan from Liverpool, lifted the gloom at the Stadium of Light when he thundered a 25-metre rocket past a flailing Tim Krul six minutes from time. Swansea and West Ham United drew 0-0.

Villareal on a roll

Mexico forward Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and set up the opener as Villarreal rolled past Valencia 4-1 to strengthen its hold on fourth place in the Spanish league. The home victory in the regional derby lifted Villarreal to within two points of third-place Real Madrid after it lost 2-1 at leader Barcelona on Saturday. Also, Sevilla beat 10-man Osasuna 2-1 for a third straight win in league play.

Dos Santos leads Villarreal with six goals through 10 rounds. That makes him the fourth leading scorer in Spain's first division after Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa with 10 goals and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with eight apiece.

Dos Santos crossed for striker Ikechuwku Uche to steer the ball in at the far post and get Villarreal started in the 17th minute. Villarreal's passing game undid Valencia's pressure before Ruben Gracia sent in another cross to the second post for Hernan Perez to head home and double the lead five minutes later.

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