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Pulisic's Late Winner Saves Jorginho's Blushes

Chelsea struck late in the second half to secure a 1-0 win over London rivals West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

Premier League

Result: Chelsea v West Ham United

Date: 24 April 2022

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel recalled Thiago Silva, Jorginho and Kai Havretz after the big defeat to Arsneal, while the Hammers rested the likes of Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio ahead of Thursday's Europa League semi-final

The Blues enjoyed most of the possession in the early stages of the first half, although the Hammers did look lively on the counter attack with Andriy Yarmolenko and Said Benrahma.

The Hammers did managed to carve out an opening for Yarmolenko in the 33rd minute after a through ball by Pablo Fornals, but the Ukrainian forward sent his first time just wide of the post.

Unfortunately, that proved to be the only clear-cut opening of the half as the reigning European champions failed to trouble West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Fabianksi was eventually called into action just before the hour mark after diving to his left to keep out Trevoh Chalobah's effort from distance.

Edouard Mendy came to the Blues' rescue with 20 minutes left on the clock as he produced a double save to deny Yarmolenko, before Timo Werner rifled the ball into the side-netting moments later at the other end.

However, the Blues were awarded a penalty with six minutes left on the clock when Romelu Lukaku was brought down by Craig Dawson, who was sent off as a result. Jorginho stepped up but his tame penalty was saved by Fabianksi.

Jorginho's blushes were saved after fellow substitute Christian Pulisic netted the winner on 89 minutes with a neat finish from close range.

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