Chelsea's Torres gets red card

Sep 25, 2011, 06:47 IST | AFP

Chelsea ace scores then receives first red card of EPL career as Blues beat Swansea 4-1; Man City, Gunners win easy

Chelsea ace scores then receives first red card of EPL career as Blues beat Swansea 4-1; Man City, Gunners win easy

Fernando Torres was sent off for the first time in his Premier League career as Chelsea bounced back from defeat at Manchester United with a 4-1 win over Swansea on Saturday.

Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring against Swansea
in an EPL match at Stamford Bridge on Saturday

Torres, who was widely ridiculed after his open goal miss at Old Trafford, looked to have banished the blues after rifling home a superb opener to put Andre Villas-Boas' side ahead at Stamford Bridge.

The �50 million striker had a hand in Chelsea's second goal scored by Ramires on 36 minutes but then saw a promising display take a disastrous turn when he was given a straight red for a two-footed lunge on Swans midfielder Mark Gower.

The dismissal did not prevent Chelsea clinching the win however, Ramires adding his second before Ashley Williams grabbed a late consolation for the promoted Welsh side. Didier Drogba added a fourth in the dying moments.

Earlier, goals from substitutes Mario Balotelli and James Milner gave Manchester City a 2-0 win over Everton at Eastlands. In other results Saturday, Arsenal captain Robin van Persie brought up a century of goals for the London club after scoring twice in the Gunners 3-0 win over Bolton at the Emirates.

Dutch striker van Persie scored in the 46th and 71st minutes before Alex Song added a third late on.
The win relieved the pressure on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger but left Bolton rooted to the bottom of the table with only three points.

Liverpool bounced back from their 4-0 thrashing at Spurs last week with a 2-1 win over Wolves at Anfield.
Liverpool took the lead courtesy of a Roger Johnson own goal on 11 minutes and added a second through Luis Suarez shortly before half-time.

Wolves came back strongly in the second half however, Scottish substitute Steven Fletcher pulling a goal back in the 49th minute to ensure Kenny Dalglish's side could never relax. Newcastle maintained their fine start to the season with a 3-1 win over Blackburn at St James Park with Senegalese striker Demba Ba scoring a hat-trick.

Tottenham followed up their win over Liverpool with a 2-1 win over Wigan at the DW Stadium courtesy goals from Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale.

EPL results
Man City 2-0 Everton
Arsenal 3-0 Bolton
Chelsea 4-1 Swansea
Liverpool 2-1 W'hampton
Newcastle 3-1 Blackburn
West Brom 0-0 Fulham
Wigan 1-2 Tottenham
Stoke  1-1 Man United

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