Chelsea striker Fernando Torres admitted victory over Manchester City tasted sweeter after he capitalised on a late defensive blunder to secure a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.
Torres was left with a simple finish following a miscommunication between Matija Nastasic and Joe Hart, which saw the defender head the ball beyond his goalkeeper.
“When you win a game like this against a great team like City in the last minutes of the game it feels much better,” Torres said.
“I think 1-1 was not right for the game. I think we controlled most of the game and we had more chances in the first half.
“We are happy because it is our first win against a contender for the Premier League.”
A rejuvenated Torres set up Andre Schurrle’s opener but Sergio Aguero cancelled that out with a stunning strike shortly after.
But the game was settled on City’s defensive calamity, from what was little more than a hopeful punt forward.
“You never know which ball can be the most important in the game,” Torres said.
“A long ball just looking not too complicated, but not the best understanding between the defender and the keeper You win the game in that action.”
Torres could have had a goal before then as he blazed over with only Hart to beat with the game scoreless, before crashing a shot against the crossbar at 1-0.