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Captain Robin van Persie’s hat trick and a catastrophic mistake by John Terry continues Arsenal’s climb up the Premier League table with an exhilarating 5-3 victory at Chelsea.
After a wide-open first half display Chelsea went into half time leading 2-1 thanks to goals from Frank Lampard and Terry.
Van Persie scored Arsenal’s first half goal.
However, once the second half began Arsenal took control of the match and quickly found themselves leading 3-2 within the first ten minutes of the second half.
Arsenal’s equalizing goal came from new signing Andre Santos, the very attack minded leftback, in the 49 minute. In a move that started on the right side of the field, Alex Song spotted Santos’ run down the left hand side and a quality first touch put him clear through on goal. Santos calmly passed it under Petr Cech in the Chelsea goal to make it 2-2.
Six minutes later Arsenal took the lead. After winning a freekick Theo Walcott took it short and dribbled at the Chelsea defense only ...
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Chelsea 3 – 5 Arsenal
1 – 0 Lampard (14)
1 – 1 van Persie (36)
2 – 1 Terry (45)
2 – 2 Santos (48)
2 – 3 Walcott (55)
3 – 3 Mata (80)
3 – 4 van Persie (85)
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