Sameul Eto’o scores first Chelsea goal, Oscar adds another as Jose Mourinho sent off
Chelsea’s Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o scores his first goal in Chelsea colors as the Blues took a second half lead over spirited Cardiff City.
Eto’o, who has struggled since joining from Anzhi, put the home side 2-1 ahead to put the West London ahead.
In the 65th minute Chelsea finally got the breakthrough as Eto’o scored with a sumptuous low drive past Marshall. Hazard ran at Cardiff’s defense and slotted in Eto’o who took one touch to steady himself before rifling a low right-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Eto’o was then replaced by Azpilicueta moments later, and when Chelsea boss Mourinho berated referee Anthony Taylor he was sent away from the dugout. So, the eccentric Portuguese boss walked up into the stands and took a seat amongst Chelsea’s fans.
The game remained extremely open for the final 20 minutes, as Cardiff piled forward in search of an equalizer.
But in the 77th minute Ramires won a great ball in the Cardiff half and his fellow Brazilian international Oscar picked up the ball and hammered a terrific shot into the top corner to make it 3-1.
Watch the game play out live on NBC Sports Live Extra.