Chelsea beaten by shocking late goal against Bournemouth

Substitute Glenn Murray scored 99 seconds after coming on to secure all three points for Bournemouth against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The result was the least that the Cherries deserved for a terrific display, but the goal itself was a controversial moment. Thibaut Courtois failed to claim a corner and as the ball was turned goalwards it looked as if Murray was in an offside position. Not only that, but a Bournemouth player on the line could have been seen as preventing Gary Cahill from closing down the shot. But the decision wasn’t given and the goal stood, prompting jubilant Bournemouth celebrations.
It could have been even worse for Chelsea, with Matt Ritchie hitting the side-netting on the break and Courtois saving from Dan Gosling late on.
Bournemouth were the more dangerous of the two teams for much of the first half, playing on the counter-attack and forcing the returning Courtois into a couple of strong saves to deny Junior Stanislas and Joshua King.
Chelsea weren’t without goal threat of their own, with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Oscar all testing Artur Boruc in the Bournemouth goal, but there was a lack of composure in the Chelsea midfield and a surprising lack of cutting edge for a team with such a wealth of attacking talents at their disposal.
Diego Costa came on at half-time, but the change did little to spark the hosts into life. Chelsea could have had a penalty when Costa’s cross struck the trailing arm of Simon Francis on the floor and they were unfortunate when a slight deflection forced a wayward header from Nemanja Matic from point-blank range, but Bournemouth were the better team on the day and Murray’s impact meant they were able to celebrate a famous victory.

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