Action shots and match reports from the weekend's Premier League games, including Eto'o's hat-trick that heaped misery on Moyes
Samuel Eto'o celebrates his hat-trick at Stamford Bridge.
A Samuel Eto’o hat-trick allowed Chelsea to close the gap on Arsenal and Manchester City and heaped more pressure on beleaguered Manchester United boss David Moyes.
United began brightly at Stamford Bridge but found themselves trailing against the run of play when a deflected long-range effort by Eto’o, preferred to Fernando Torres up front, gave Jose Mourinho’s side the lead after 17 minutes.
After Danny Welbeck wasted a glorious close-range chance to equalise, United were punished for their profligacy as Eto’o slotted home Eden Hazard’s low cross on the stroke of half-time.
Eto’o compounded United’s misery shortly after the restart, completing his hat-trick by bundling home from close range after David de Gea parried Gary Cahill’s header.
With the game well beyond their reach, United grabbed a consolation on 78 minutes when Javier Hernandez tapped home a Phil Jones effort into the net from point-blank range.
United’s frustration was typified in injury when Nemenja Vidic received a straight red card for cynical late lunge on Hazard.