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Costa earns Chelsea draw at Swansea

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Diego Costa scored his second goal of the game from an overhead kick to earn Chelsea a 2-2 draw at Swansea on Sunday, which ended the visitors’ winning start to the English Premier League season.

Costa’s acrobatics in the 81st minute salvaged a point for Chelsea at Liberty Stadium after two defensive blunders in a three-minute span almost gifted Swansea a victory.

Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a 59th-minute penalty after being tripped by Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, before Leroy Fer dispossessed Gary Cahill and poked a shot through the legs of Courtois.

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Costa curled home the opening goal in the 18th minute, and is looking back to his best this season with four goals in four games.

It leaves Manchester City as the only team with a 100 per cent record after four games — but Chelsea’s players will wonder how they also haven’t got 12 points.

“Huge disappointment because we had control most of the game,” Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta said. “Their two goals came from our mistakes.”

 

 

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