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Cech takes blame for ‘cheap goal’ against West Brom

Petr Cech. hoto by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Petr Cech. hoto by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
8:01 AM

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech blames himself for a gaffe that saw West Brom take the lead in Saturday’s controversial 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

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Sameul Eto’o had give the Blues a first half lead but the Baggies turned the game on its head with two goals in eight second half minutes.

The second was soft though as Stephane Sessegnon’s shot squirmed through the goalie’s grasp as he lost his footing.

Eden Hazard rescued a point from the penalty spot after a controversial decision deep into injury time but Cech was left to rue what he thought was two points dropped because of his error.

“There was no indication of us not winning,” Cech told his personal website. “However, shortly after the interval we conceded a cheap goal from a corner.

“Then we let them go 2-1 up because of my mistake. I lost my footing on the pitch and then I failed to react to the shot properly. It was a cheap goal to concede.

“One point is better than nothing, but that doesn’t change the fact that we should have won and put the advantage of playing at home to good use.”

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