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Hazard on the spot for Mourinho's pioneers


Chelsea required a late Eden Hazard punishment to keep up their unblemished home record in the Premier League as the pioneers beat QPR 2-1.

Charlie Austin's second-half equalizer had looked set to deny Jose Mourinho's side a fifth successive alliance win at Stamford Bridge after Oscar had opened the scoring on Saturday.

Nonetheless, after Hazard was maladroitly packaged over by Eduardo Vargas, the Belgian stroked home the victor to keep up Chelsea's four-point lead at the summit.


Austin backheeled home just after the hour to counteract Oscar's opener as the in-structure QPR striker appeared set to be the saint for the Loftus Road outfit.

With an under-standard Chelsea on course to drop focuses for the second class diversion running, Vargas impacted Hazard just inside the range with official Mike Jones indicating the spot.

Risk then had the last say 15 minutes from time as he tucked away the punishment to guarantee Chelsea secured greatest focuses and deny Harry Redknapp what would have been an amazing draw.

Chelsea started well and constrained an arrangement of corners at an early stage, with heading scorer Diego Costa - back in the beginning XI after a four-amusement nonappearance because of a blend of damage and ailment - very nearly getting on the end of Cesc Fabregas' long ball four minutes in.

Oscar saw a shot move wide of Rob Green's left-hand post not long after before Branislav Ivanovic discovered the side-netting from Willian's conveyance.

QPR – whose one change saw Junior Hoilett supplant Bobby Zamora – created their first exertion on objective through the in-structure Austin, whose header circled over the crossbar 15 minutes in.

While it was an uncommon invasion into the Chelsea a large portion of, Redknapp's side had done well to smother the hosts and at first prevent the preferences from securing Oscar, Willian and Hazard space to make openings.

In any case, after Fabregas' long-range strike tried Green from separation, Oscar opened the stop following 32 minutes civility of a brilliant completion with the outside of the boot.

Played in down the right by Fabregas, the Brazil worldwide discovered the base left corner through within the post to send Chelsea in ahead at the break.

Danger just about multiplied Chelsea's preference right on time in the second half yet neglected to reach Willian's welcoming cross as Redknapp selected to bring on Zamora for Hoilett scarcely shy of great importance mark.

Inside two minutes of the change, QPR were level on account of Austin's fifth Premier League objective of the season.

Emulating a quick counter from Vargas, Austin had the capacity cunningly occupy Leroy Fer's strike past a powerless Thibaut Courtois.

Mourinho then settled on an assaulting change as Didier Drogba supplanted Willian, yet it was the ever-hazardous Hazard who was the match-victor.

Having been cut around Vargas, the Belgium worldwide sent Green the wrong path from the spot to get Chelsea once more to winning courses in the association after their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last time
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