Chelsea 4-2 Reading
Chelsea manage a hard-earned 4-2 win over Reading but a controversial goal from Fernando Torres will take the headlines.
The home side should have gone ahead within six minutes as Ramires wasted a golden opportunity but it wasn't long until Chelsea scored. Eden Hazard was fouled by Chris Gunter in the box and Frank Lampard blasted in the resulting penalty on 17 minutes, but Reading were level seven minutes later.
A cross from Gareth McCleary was headed in by Pavel Pogrebnyak from 15 yards out and four minutes later Reading took the lead when a Danny Guthrie free-kick was bundled into his own net by Petr Cech.
In the second half Chelsea pressed but more often than not ran up against a resolute Reading rear-guard, but it was a goalkeeping error from Adam Federici that allowed them to draw level. On 69 minutes Gary Cahill tried an optimistic effort from 30 yards that went through the Reading keeper to make the game 2-2.
Chelsea continued to push forward and with 80 minutes on the clock they took the lead. A lovely move ended with Ashley Cole sliding the ball across to Torres to put the ball in. Reading players called for offside and replays showed Torres was ahead of the last man when the ball was played across.
The visitors felt aggrieved but the game was put to bed on 94 minutes when Branislav Ivanovic had the easiest opportunity - Hazard presented him with an empty net after Federici was stranded after going up for a corner.