Late Torres winner for Chelsea
A review of Sunday's action in the Barclays Premier League.
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Fernando Torres netted a 90th-minute winner as Chelsea claimed a dramatic 2-1 win in a pulsating contest with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
One of the most eagerly-awaited games of the season so far, pitting together squads lavishly assembled by Roman Abramovich and Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour and two former managers of Real Madrid, was decided by a much-maligned £50million striker.
In a thrilling match, a rush of blood saw Joe Hart try to reach a Willian through ball which allowed Torres in to net a crucial winner to extend Chelsea's 100 per cent home start to the Premier League season at home.
Jose Mourinho celebrated the goal and the extension of his unbeaten Premier League run at Stamford Bridge to 65 games by leaping into the crowd, where he finished the prior home match with Cardiff following his touchline dismissal.
Torres had missed a sitter earlier on and made amends by provided the cross for Andre Schurrle to tap in his first Chelsea goal.
Torres then crashed a shot against the bar after terrorising the City defence with his pace for a second time.
The Spain striker had designs on making the match about one man, but another former Atletico Madrid striker had other ideas and Sergio Aguero struck his ninth goal in seven games four minutes into the second half.
Then Torres struck in a dramatic finale which Hart and City boss Manuel Pellegrini will not want to see again.
Fabio Borini wrote himself into Wearside folklore as he came off the bench to fire Sunderland to a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle and lift them off the foot of the Barclays Premier League table.
The 22-year-old Italian, signed on loan from Liverpool, struck with an 85th-minute piledriver to secure just a second home league win for the Black Cats over their neighbours since 1980 and a first in the league this season.
His intervention came as the Magpies looked for a winner of their own after Mathieu Debuchy had dragged them back into the game with a 57th-minute equaliser, his first goal for the club.
Steven Fletcher had headed the home side in front with just five minutes gone as Gus Poyet's men made light of their recent difficulties in his first home game at the helm in front of a crowd of 46,313.
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A second half Roberto Soldado penalty salvaged all three points for Tottenham with a 1-0 victory against a spirited Hull side at White Hart Lane.
The visitors defended well and limited Spurs' opportunities before Soldado coolly slotted home his third match-winning penalty of the season with the 1-0 victory moving Tottenham back into the top four.
In Sunday's other match, West Ham picked up a hard-earned point on the road with a goalless draw at Swansea.
The Hammers' dead-ball threat troubled their hosts all afternoon, with Angel Rangel hooking a long Razvan Rat free-kick off the line while Guy Demel and Kevin Nolan also spurned good chances.
Jussi Jaaskelainen made two point-blank stops to deny Chico Flores and Wilfried Bony at the other end, and the hosts also had a late penalty appeal for handball against Joe Cole turned down as Swansea were left frustrated.