Sep 29, 2012 at 12.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Gervinho (42')
Ramsey (35'), Vermaelen (53')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Mata (53'), Torres (20')
Oscar (39'), Luiz (48'), Ramires (90')

Result: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea

Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres
© PA Photos
Fernando Torres and Juan Mata score either side of half-time at the Emirates Stadium to help Chelsea end Arsenal's unbeaten start to the season.

Chelsea have ended Arsenal's unbeaten start to the season by recording a deserved Premier League victory at the Emirates Stadium.

Fernando Torres and Juan Mata struck either side of half-time for the European champions, while Gervinho was on the scoresheet for the defeated Gunners.

Abou Diaby was forced off with a leg injury on 17 minutes and replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Three minutes later, the visitors went ahead when Torres fended off the challenge of Laurent Koscielny and volleyed home Mata's in-swinging free kick from eight yards.

Torres should have doubled his tally moments later, but the Spaniard lost his balance after rounding goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

Arsenal found an equaliser courtesy of a moment of magic three minutes before the break.

Gervinho collected Oxlade-Chamberlain's cut-back from the right, then cleverly turned inside the penalty area and unleashed a ferocious strike which flew into the top corner of Petr Cech's goal.

Chelsea were back in front within eight minutes of the restart, Mata's free kick ending up in the back of the hosts' net via a slight deflection off Koscielny.

Despite the Gunners applying heavy pressure on their opponents' goal, they were unable to salvage a point.

Cech produced two fabulous saves, including a world-class fingertip stop to deny Lukas Podolski.

Olivier Giroud missed a glorious chance in stoppage time, smashing into the side netting from close range.

John Terry played the full 90 minutes for Chelsea, after delaying the start of his four-match ban.

Fernando Torres
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