Fernando Torres seems to be finally getting the rub-of- the-green at Stamford Bridge, as his clearly offside-goal helped earn Chelsea a 4-2 victory over Reading last night.
Brian McDermott’s side sensationally led the match 2-1 at one stage, with Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny Guthrie hitting back after Frank Lampard’s penalty.
But Reading keeper, Adam Federici would be disappointed to let Gary Cahill’s shot slip beyond him, before Torres’ dubious goal which gave Chelsea the lead to go on and win the match.
Branislav Ivanovic then made certain of the points in the 90th minute with his second goal in as many games.
Royals Manager, McDermott speaking to the Daily Mail said : “He (Torres) was offside and it was not a good night for him (the assistant).
“That’s life. People make mistakes, and he’s made a mistake tonight,” McDermott added.
But despite winning the match in fortunate circumstances, there were still plenty of positives for Blues Boss, Roberto Di Matteo to take from the match.
Among those, was the performance of new-signing, Eden Hazard ,who played the full 90 minutes and had three assists in the match.
Also, the Londoners are now top of the table for the first time since November 2010 and maintain a 100% start to the season before visting QPR in their next league match.
Di Matteo did not comment as to whether Torres’ goal was offside or not but was pleased with the progress being made by his side.
“I was very happy with the team performance for long periods of the game”, he said.
“We lost a bit our composure after Reading scored the equaliser and second goal, but we’d started off very well, with some great football, and finished off very strongly”, he added.
Chelsea have the chance to add more silverware to their Champions League triumph, when they take on Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Friday.