Arsenal beat Chelsea 5-3 in an incredible Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.
Dutch striker Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick taking his tally to a staggering 28 goals in 27 Premier League fixtures in 2011.
Chelsea opened the score in the 14th minute, Frank Lampard scored by a superbe diving header from Mata’s super cross. Arsenal made 1-1 in the 36th minute, Robin van Persie scored into an empty net after Ramsey and Gervinho passes.
Goal disallowed for Chelsea in the 39th minute, Sturridge was in offside after Ramires’s great low cross.
Chelsea fired their second goal at the end of the first half, John Terry with a slight touch a near-post corner past Szczesny after more poor marking from Mertesacker. Chelsea vs. Arsenal 2-1 after a good first half.
Arsenal begin the second half like a team realising the rest of their Premier League season could depend on it. Andres antos found himself unmarked on the left wing and finished in style through Cech in the 49th minute. Six minutes later, Theo Walcott fired a ferocious drive past Peter Cech. Chelsea vs. Arsenal 2-3!
Juan Mata exploited a weak defending by Santos and scored for 3-3 in the 80th minute.
Chelsea is seeking a home late victory. But John Terry had fallen on his backside and gifted Robin van Persie the decisive goal in an astonishing derby in the 85th minute. Chelsea vs. Arsenal 3-4!
John Terry’s future as England captain is in the balance after allegations that he racially abused Anton Ferdinand during last Sunday’s defeat at Queens Park Rangers.
Robin van Persie scored for 5-3 in the 92nd minute, the Dutch made his hat-trick!
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Sturidge, Torres; Subs: Blackman, Luiz, Bertrand, Meireles, Romeu, Malouda, Lukaku
Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Santos, Song, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Gervinho, Van Persie; Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Frimpong, Rosicky, Arshavin, Park