LONDON (AP) — Nine games into the Premier League season, Chelsea has finally beaten a leading team — thanks to Manchester City's defensive blunder in the 90th minute.
Matija Nastasic headed the ball back over Joe Hart, who was committed on the edge of the penalty area, leaving the goalkeeper stranded as Fernando Torres pounced to clinch a 2-1 victory for Chelsea on Sunday.
In a dynamic display, Torres set up Andre Schuerrle's opener in the first half, although that was canceled out by Sergio Aguero soon after the break.
Having previously been held to draws by Manchester United and Tottenham, Chelsea's third straight league win will raise the team's title hopes as it sits second two points behind Arsenal.
Tottenham is a point behind Chelsea after beating Hull 1-0 on Sunday, while Sunderland climbed off the bottom with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle in the northeast derby. The day's other game saw Swansea and West Ham draw 0-0.
But one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the season so far was at Stamford Bridge as the league's biggest spending teams over the last decade met.
Torres had missed an open goal before charging down the right flank and squaring the ball into the penalty area for Schuerrle to sweep in the opener in the 33rd minute.
But Aguero leveled four minutes into the second half after running onto Samir Nasri's throughball and getting past Cahill before beating goalkeeper Petr Cech at his near post.
Torres continued to search for his first league goal since May, but he flicked a header straight at Hart and lifted the ball over at the back post.
Then Torres produced the winner with the game about to enter stoppage time — causing manager Jose Mourinho to launch himself into the crowd behind the bench to celebrate with his son and other supporters.