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Christian Eriksen Scores His First Brentford Goal In Huge Win Over Chelsea After Antonio Rudiger Wonderstrike

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Christian Eriksen Scores His First Brentford Goal In Huge Win Over Chelsea After Antonio Rudiger Wonderstrike

Christian Eriksen scored a fairytale first goal for Brentford as they pulled off a shock 4-1 win over west London rivals Chelsea.

Four goals were scored in a manic 12-minute period in the second half, as Eriksen helped to seal a crucial win for the Bees in their bid to avoid relegation.

Chelsea looked to be on course for victory when Antonio Rudiger put the home side ahead at Stamford Bridge with an incredible strike from nearly 40 yards out.

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After being urged to shoot by the home supporters, Rudiger let rip and saw his long-range shot cannon in off the post.

But it took just two minutes for Brentford to respond, Vitaly Janelt firing the visitors level from just outside the box.

Four minutes later, Brentford were in front. Bryan Mbeumo setting up Eriksen to finish off a swift counterattack.

Eriksen scored as Brentford thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Image: PA)
Eriksen scored as Brentford thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Image: PA)
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It was his first goal for Brentford since joining the club on a free transfer in January and caps a remarkable comeback for the former Tottenham player, who suffered a heart attack while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020 last summer.

Things got even better for the visitors just minutes later when Janelt dinked a neat finish over Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to put Brentford 3-1 ahead.

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Second-half substitute Yoane Wissa then rounded off the scoring in the final minutes to seal a famous win for the visitors.

Victory for Brentford sees them move 11 points clear of the relegation places.

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It also ends of a run of six consecutive victories for Chelsea, who remain third – five points clear of fourth-place Arsenal.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League

Topics: Brentford, Chelsea, Football, Premier League, Christian Eriksen

Rory O'Callaghan
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