Chelsea snatch controversial equaliser from the spot

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Chelsea snatched a point with a controversial last-minute penalty to steal a 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard stepped up to beat Boaz Myhill and level the scores in the 96th minute after Andre Marriner awarded a penalty for a foul on Ramires.

Samuel Eto'o capitalised on a defensive lapse to put the Blues ahead on the stroke of half-time before West Brom stunned the hosts with two second half strikes.

Shane Long and Stephane Sessegnon turned the tie around for the Baggies and they looked set to hold on to end Jose Mourinho's 65-match unbeaten record at Stamford Bridge that stretches back to 2004.

But Ramires tumbled over a Steven Reid challenge in the final minute of stoppage time, and to West Brom's fury, the referee pointed to the spot.

Hazard, who was dropped for the mid-week win over Schalke, kept his cool to bury the spot-kick. The win preserves Mourinho's marathon streak, but in truth the Portuguese boss will be far from happy about his side's display.

West Brom were excellent and passed the ball around confidently, Chris Brunt in particular impressing, but Chelsea were lacking spark and barely threatened until Eto'o's opener.

They sit fourth in the table, but could drop down to sixth depending on results tomorrow.

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