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Thiago Silva sent off as Chelsea lose 5-2 to West Brom

LONDON (AP) – West Bromwich Albion clashed in the Premier League on Saturday, beating fourth-placed Chelsea 5-2 after the hosts left Thiago Silva in the first half at Stamford Bridge.

The experienced Brazilian defender Silva returned to the field after the absence of injuries, for the first time in 10 games, but received a red card in the 29th minute after two registrations.

It was the first defeat of German coach Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea և he played in his 15th game as a manager.

US striker Christian Pulisic scored his first goal for Chelsea on December 5 to put his side up two minutes ahead, seeing Matthew Pereira strike twice in the first half in two minutes, giving second-placed West Bromwich Albion a near-miracle. needs a 2-1 advantage to avoid a setback.

Kalum Robinson scored the third goal for West Bromwich Albion when he scored Darnell Furlong in the 63rd minute.

Mason Mount hit from long range after a good performance by Timo Werner to inspire hope for Chelsea, who face Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Seville on Wednesday.

But Mbaye Diagn took a low shot at West Bromwich Albion 4-2, և Robinson cut the ball to goalkeeper Edward Mendy to complete the surprise score in the final.

“It was a difficult first half for us,” said Pulisic. “We made some simple mistakes that we do not normally make. A red card changes everything. To give them a rating, they played their attacks really well. This is not a time for panic. “We were in good shape, we lost one game.”

For West Bromwich Albion, it was the team’s first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1978. “All our goals were quality goals, not just the end, but the structure,” said manager Sam Allardyce. “It is just a shame that we have not shown this quality in some other games.

“It simply came to our notice then. “We have been waiting for a week for the next game against Southampton on Monday.”

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