Diego Costa sparked the turnaround for Chelsea, cancelling out a 45th-minute own goal by teammate Gary Cahill with an equaliser in the 60th after chesting down Cesc Fabregas’ long ball. Costa set up substitute Willian to put Chelsea ahead in the 70th and Eden Hazard added a third in the 90th, before Ag¸ero’s tackle on Luiz sparked the late skirmishes. Other results: West Ham 1 Arsenal 5; Sunderland 2 Leicester 1; Stoke 2 Burnley 0; Tottenham 5 Swansea 0; West Brom 3 Watford 1; Crystal Palace 3 Southampton 0. TURNAROUND A crushing defeat was about to be confirmed for Manchester City when Sergio Ag¸ero flew into a knee-high challenge and Fernandinho grabbed a goading opponent by the throat in an ensuing melee, shoving him over an advertising hoarding. City’s players didn’t just lose a match to a big title rival. They lost their heads. In a feisty, action-packed game between two of the Premier League’s heavyweights, Chelsea scored three goals in the final half-hour and rallied for a 3-1 win at City yesterday. It was an eighth straight victory for the leaders, all of them coming since their coach, Antonio Conte, switched to a 3-4-3 formation that is making the team irresistible going forward. City dropped four points behind Chelsea in fourth place. Ag¸ero and Fernandinho, two mainstays of Pep Guardiola’s City team, were both red-carded in those unedifying final seconds that saw tempers flare and both sets of players pushing and shoving on the field. Ag¸ero is set to miss the next four matches for his lunge on David Luiz, because it was his second sending-off this season.
Venezuelan national Barbara Anyndharain was on Thursday fined $30,000 with an alternative of four weeks’ imprisonment when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a charge of illegal entry into Guyana.She was also charged for failing to produce her travel documents to Police officers on January 16, 2018.The Prosecution is contended that, on January 16, Anyndharain was travelling in a minibus to Mabaruma, Region One, when the vehicle was stopped by Police for a routine search. She was then asked to produce her travel documents, but failed to so do.Before the Chief Magistrate on Thursday, the woman admitted to entering Guyana through Brazil on December 28 without presenting herself to an Immigration Officer. In her defence, Anyndharain told the Chief Magistrate that she was brought into the country by a male friend, and she did not realize she had overstayed her time, until she was stopped by the lawmen. She has been ordered deported.