Giroud pow­ers Chelsea to vic­tory against Southamp­ton

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Sub­sti­tute Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea ral­lied from two goals down to beat Southamp­ton 3-2 at St Mary’s Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Mark Hughes’ side looked set to be mov­ing out of the bot­tom three when Du­san Tadic and Jan Bednarek gave them a two-goal cush­ion, but three strikes in eight min­utes con­demned them to de­feat.

Tadic struck on 21 min­utes af­ter Ryan Ber­trand cut the ball back from the left wing.

The Blues were two be­hind on the hour when James Ward-Prowse picked out Jan Bednarek at the far post for a goal on his first start for Saints.

Giroud headed Chelsea back in con­tention from Mar­cos Alonso’s 70th-minute cross.

Five min­utes later Wil­lian teed up Eden Hazard to level and the come­back was com­plete when Giroud struck again af­ter Ce­sar Azpilicueta kept the ball alive.

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