LONDON (AP) – West Bromwich Albion, which is on the verge of relegation, rocked the English Premier League on Saturday by beating Chelsea 5-2 after the expulsion of Brazilian Thiago Silva from the home team during the first half at Stamford Stadium. Bridge.
Veteran defender Silva, who had returned after a 10-game injury absence, saw the red card in the 29th minute.
It was the first loss for German manager Thomas Thuchel in his 15th game for Chelsea.
American striker Christian Pulisic put Chelsea ahead in the 27th, but Brazilian Matheus Pereira turned the score around with two quick goals in injury time.
Callum Robinson widened the gap to 63, but Mason Mount shortened it for Chelsea, who face Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Seville on Wednesday.
Mbaye Diagne and Robinson completed West Brom’s win in the final stage of the match.
It was West Brom’s first win at Stamford Bridge since 1978. “This gives us a little hope,” said manager Sam Allardyce. “We have a long wait until the game with Southampton” on April 12.
With an own goal from Phil Jagielka, Leeds beat Sheffield United 2-1, which remains in last place.
Jack Harrison opened the scoring for Leeds, Ben Osborn scored the temporary tie and Jagielka posted final figures in the 49th minute.
Leeds thus obtained the 13th victory in their first season in the Premier after 16 years and is in 10th place.