A late goal saved Chelsea FC from defeat with the two national soccer players Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the English Premier League. At the newly promoted West Bromwich Albion the Blues came on Saturday thanks to an increase in performance and a goal by Tammy Abraham (90th + 3) to a 3: 3 (0: 3). Werner was again without a goal, Havertz was unlucky after his three goals in the League Cup. Antonio Rüdiger was once again not in the Chelsea squad.
Chelsea quickly took control after the early deficit by Callum Robinson (4th minute), but couldn’t take advantage of the best opportunities, including Werner with a crossbar shot (15th). The hosts, on the other hand, were freezing. Robinson again converted a mistake by Thiago Silva to make it 2-0 (25th). Three minutes later, Kyle Bartley raised. Mason Mount (55th) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (70th) after Havertz Pass made the connection in the second half. Abraham dusted off in stoppage time to equalize.
FC Everton got off to a perfect start with coach Carlo Ancelotti. At Crystal Palace, the team of the former Bayern coach won 2: 1 (2: 1) and is provisionally at the top after their third success in the third match.
First the final whistle, then a penalty goal
Meanwhile, Manchester United averted a bad start – and in a remarkable way. In the away game at Brighton and Hove Albion, the Portuguese Bruno Fernandes scored in the tenth minute of stoppage time with a penalty to make the Red Devils 3-2 (1-1) win. The most curious thing about it wasn’t even the immensely long stoppage time – referee Chris Kavanagh had already ended the game in the 90th + 7th minute, but was then sent to the screen by the video assistant. After a brief review, Kavanagh punished a handball by Brighton’s Neal Maupay with a penalty. ManUnited, which started the season with a 1: 3 home defeat, could still look forward to the first three points of the season.
In a sometimes wild game, the later unlucky Maupay (40.) had brought the underdog into the lead – after video evidence and a foul by Fernandes. After an own goal by Lewis Dunk (43rd), a goal by Marcus Rashford (52nd) was revoked by video evidence. Rashford (55th) met the rules shortly afterwards for the lead, which Solly March (90th) equalized in the actual final minute.
Kroos replaced injured in Real win
Defending champion Real Madrid, with midfield strategist Toni Kroos in the starting line-up, clinched their first win of the season in the Spanish Primera Division. After the goalless draw at Real Sociedad San Sebastian at the start, Los Blancos won 3: 2 (1: 2) at Real Betis Sevilla. Rio world champion Kroos had to be replaced shortly before the break due to muscular problems, captain Sergio Ramos scored the winning goal with a penalty in the 82nd minute.
The record champions from Madrid had taken the lead in the 14th minute through Fede Valverde. With a double strike by Aissa Mandi (35th) and William Carvalho (37th), Betis turned the game before Emerson was unlucky. The defender underwent an own goal (48th), then saw the red card (67th) because of an emergency brake on ex-Frankfurt Luka Jovic.