Costa's brace inspires Chelsea to 4-2 PL win over Southampton

| Updated: Apr 26, 2017 15:50 IST

London [U.K], Apr 26 (ANI): Diego Costa ended his recent goal drought as he scored two goals to guide Chelsea to a 4-2 win over Southampton in their Premier League clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge here on Wednesday. Midfielder Eden Hazard opened the account for his side by smashing his 17th goal of the season as early as in the fifth minute of the match before Southampton's Oriol Romeu equalized the score in the 25th minute of the match. Gary Cahill, who missed his side's FA Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham on Saturday, headed home in first-half stoppage time to once again hand lead to Chelsea. Subsequently, Costa struck his 50th Premier League goal, which was his first in eight matches, just few minutes after the half time before making it 20 across all competitions this seasons with a late second of the . Although Ryan Bertrand struck header deep into stoppage time, it was just not enough to achieve victory against Chelsea. Chelsea, who have now extended their lead over Tottenham at the top of the League table to seven points, will now lock horns with Everton on April 30. (ANI)

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