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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Arsenal score five goals at Stamford Bridge to beat Chelsea

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick as the Gunners beat Chelsea 5-3 in a remarkable Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea went ahead through Frank Lampard after 14 minutes before Van Persie equalised in the 36th minute and Chelsea skipper JohnTerry bundled in a corner to put his side 2-1 up in the last minute of the first half.

Andre Santos struck Arsenal's second equaliser after 49 minutes before Theo Walcott scored a brilliant solo goal, picking himself up and continuing his run after slipping over, to give Arsenal a 3-2 lead after 55 minutes.

Juan Mata then equalised for Chelsea with a stunning swerving shot, which Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had no chance of saving, to make it 3-3 after 80 minutes.

Chelsea were then guilty of some poor defending five minutes later with Terry stumbled and falling theatrically to the ground to leave Van Persie to run in on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech before rounding him and blasting the ball in.

The Dutchman then made it 28 goals from his last 27 Premier League games in this calendar year to make it 5-3 in the second minute of stoppage time with a swerving shot to match Mata's.

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