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Soccer--Chelsea celebrate title with end of season 4-3 romp against Watford
May 15, 2017 / 9:03 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer--Chelsea celebrate title with end of season 4-3 romp against Watford

* Captain John Terry opened scoring

* Etienne Capoue equalised two minutes later

* Cesar Azpilicueta restored Chelsea lead

* Striker Michy Batshuayi made it 3-1

* Again Watford struck within two minutes through Daryl Janmaat

* Substitute Stefano Okaka equalised for Watford

* Cesc Fabregas scored late winner for Chelsea

* Sebastian Prodl was sent off for two yellow cards in injury time

* Chelsea host relegated Sunderland next; Watford home to Manchester City


May 15 (Reuters) - Departing captain John Terry led his Chelsea champions to a 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday, scoring the first goal on an evening of celebration, fireworks and streamers rather than vintage football at Stamford Bridge.

Terry, who is leaving this season after 22 years with the club, hooked home a loose ball from a Willian corner in the 22nd minute. The defender has scored in 17 consecutive Premier League seasons.

But the former England captain was at fault for the equaliser when barely two minutes later he back-headed a ball he should have cleared, sending it straight to Etienne Capoue for an easy headed goal.

Another defender, Spain’s Cesar Azpilicueta, put Chelsea ahead in the 36th minute and striker Michy Batshuayi scored Chelsea’s third goal four minutes into the second half.

Watford put a brief damper on fans’ celebrations of the title won last Friday, with Daryl Janmaat dribbling through for Watford’s second goal and substitute Stefano Okaka equalising against the makeshift Chelsea side in the 74th but Cesc Fabregas scored the winner in the 88th minute. (Reporting by Clare Lovell; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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