Southampton come from behind to beat Chelsea at St. Mary’s

Southampton managed to come from behind and beat Chelsea 2-1 at St. Mary’s stadium thanks to two first half goals from the Saints.

Raheem Stirling who is the leading top scorer for Thomas Tuchel side was off to a flying start calmly finishing his run in the 23rd minute to give Chelsea the lead.

The lead however lasted for five minutes as Romeo Lavia equalized for Southampton firing the ball past Edouard Mendy after the visitors failed to clear the ball in their own area in the 28th minute.

Adam Armstrong doubled the lead for the host after picking up Romain Perraud’s ball which came off Kalidou Koulibaly and into the far top right corner of the net in the dying minutes of the first half.

The win sends Southampton to 7th position and level on points with Chelsea who are in 8th position from five matches played.

In other results of the night, Crystal Palace and Leeds were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford and Everton respectively. Fulham however won their tie against Brighton with the win sending them to sixth position as Brighton stalled in fourth position.

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