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World-Class Strikes Mark Chelsea Win
Independent, December 18th, 2006 4:27PM

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For Manchester United fans and for neutrals who just want to see Chelsea lose, it was agonizing to watch brave Everton go down in the last 10 minutes to a pair of unstoppable strikes from two of Jose Mourinho's so-called "untouchables." Everton watched its hard-fought lead disintegrate twice as the Sky Blues came storming back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to win 3-2 at Goodison Park. After a prosaic first half, a world-class free kick from Michael Ballack drew the teams level. Joseph Yobo then put the Toffees back in front, and just as it looked like Everton had the resolve to carry through to victory, Frank Lampard unleashed a swerving thunderbolt from 25 yards that American goalkeeper Tim Howard with absolutely no chance. Five minutes later, with Everton's defense backing off him, striker Didier Drogba took one touch, turned, and fired a 35-yard volley over the once-again-despairing Howard. When asked if his team's come-from-behind victory was a warning to league leader Manchester United, an (almost) humble-sounding Jose Mourinho, who was staring defeat in the face for 17 minutes with just eight to go, simply said, "No message." However, had United's game against West Ham taken place before, Mourinho might have chosen his words differently (the Red Devils lost 1-0), but as it were, the arrogant Chelsea coach knew his side owed its escape from defeat to three world-class strikes from three world-class players. Chelsea can hardly take heart from the quality of its goals recently: the Sky Blues owe more than one close-shave victory or draw to strikes that would miss nine times out of 10. Chelsea now finds itself just two points behind United. Read the original story...


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