Fluke goal knocks EPL leaders Chelsea off the top

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A fluke extremity by Arthur Masuaku successful the 87th infinitesimal gave West Ham a 3-2 triumph implicit Chelsea this morning, a effect that knocked the visitant disconnected the apical of the English Premier League.

Chelsea led doubly done Thiago Silva's header and a sublime extremity from Mason Mount, but West Ham came backmost some times with a punishment from Manuel Lanzini and Jarrod Bowen's debased changeable from the borderline of the area.

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And with conscionable nether 4 minutes remaining, Masuaku swung a speculative transverse successful from the near helping which veered toward extremity and caught Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy by surprise. Mendy dove to support the shot retired but lone managed to propulsion it wrong his ain adjacent post.

Edouard Mendy of Chelsea fails to halt West Ham's 3rd extremity scored by Arthur Masuaku (Getty)

It meant Chelsea dropped from archetypal to 3rd aft Manchester City and Liverpool won. City tops the standings 1 constituent up of Liverpool and 2 successful beforehand of Chelsea.

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After the match, adjacent Masuaku conceded his extremity whitethorn not person been portion of his plans.

"We are not bully capable successful the details astatine the moment," Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. "We request to attraction astir the details, not commencement asking large questions oregon doubting the large picture. Without the large mistakes determination was a large accidental we triumph this game."

For David Moyes' West Ham, it was different awesome triumph aft besides beating Liverpool 3-2 astatine location successful the league and eliminating some Manchester clubs from the League Cup. And it ensured the Hammers volition stay successful 4th spot aft this weekend.

Chelsea took the pb successful the 28th infinitesimal erstwhile Mount swung implicit a country and Silva's thumping downward header bushed Lukasz Fabianski, who got a manus to the shot but could lone interaction it onto the wrong of his acold post.

Arthur Masuaku celebrates aft scoring (Getty)

Silva past had a important involution astatine the different end, being successful the close spot astatine the close clip to artifact Vladimir Coufal's changeable connected the enactment aft it bushed Mendy.

But West Ham was talented an equaliser erstwhile Mendy made a messiness of collecting a anemic backpass from Jorginho and past had to bring Bowen down successful the area. Lanzini past sent Mendy the incorrect mode from the punishment spot.

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Mount restored Chelsea's pb a infinitesimal earlier the interruption erstwhile helium met Hakim Ziyech's cross-field walk with a well-struck volley for his 5th extremity of the season.

But Bowen levelled again successful the 55th with a changeable that went done the legs of a defender and past an unsighted Mendy and into the acold corner.

Bowen came adjacent to giving West Ham the pb but alternatively it was Masuaku's attempted transverse that inflicted Chelsea's 2nd decision of the season.

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