Sunday, 16 March 2014
Aston Villa Grab Victory Over Chelsea
Chelsea’s title bid suffered a major blow with a defeat by Aston Villa in which two Blues players and manager Jose Mourinho were sent off.
The league leaders, who had a first-half goal ruled out for handball, were reduced to 10 men when Willian was shown a second yellow card.And Villa made the extra man count as Fabian Delph finished Marc Albrighton’s low cross with a superb back-heel.
Ramires and Mourinho were both ordered off in a bad-tempered finale. The Blues’ boss was sent to the stands for protesting during the melee that followed a two-footed lunge by Ramires on Karim El Ahmadi.
The defeat means Chelsea’s Premier League lead over Manchester City is now six points. City, who had beaten Hull 2-0 earlier in the day despite captain Vincent Kompany’s early red card, have three games in hand.