Advertisement Comment Chelsea humiliate Arsenal with Eden Hazard-inspired 4-1 win in Europa League final Sean KearnsWednesday 29 May 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.9kShares Olivier Giroud scored Chelsea’s opener (Picture: Getty)Then Eden Hazard set-up Pedro to double Chelsea’s lead, before getting in on the act himself by converting from the spot after a foul from Ainsley Maintland-Niles on Giroud after an hour played.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlex Iwobi emerged from the bench after Hazard’s goal and got one back for Arsenal almost immediately as he smashed a sensational effort past Kepa from the edge of Chelsea’s box.But any hope of a comeback was short-lived as Hazard grabbed his second of the game after playing a one-two with Giroud.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe win is Chelsea’s second victory in the competition, adding to their first from 2013.It also marks Maurizio Sarri’s first trophy as a manager.MORE: Lucas Torreira crying on Arsenal’s bench during Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to an emphatic win (Picture: Getty)Eden Hazard scored twice on his final appearance for Chelsea as the Blues inflicted a humiliating 4-1 defeat on Arsenal in the Europa League final.There was nothing to separate the two sides after a tense opening 45 minutes in Baku, which was played in front of a far-from-full crowd.However, a 15 minute blitz after the interval brought three goals without reply for Chelsea to effectively seal victory in Azerbeijan.First was an expert header from Olivier Giroud, who directed Emerson’s cross past former team-mate Petr Cech in Arsenal’s goal.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
… We’re down but not out – coach ScottDESPITE a 2-0 loss against defending champions Canada yesterday, Guyana’s head coach Dwayne Scott told Chronicle that his ladies, though being down, are certainly not out of their hunt for a top-four spot in this year’s Pan American Indoor Hockey Championships.Prior to yesterday’s game, Guyana had suffered defeats against Uruguay (4-3) and Argentina (3-0) and in the game against Canada, they were expected to be outplayed, but, the Guyanese women impressed the crowd at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with their ‘die-hard’ hockey game.The Canadians entered the clash against Guyana with a 5-1 victory over Barbados and, given their distinct advantage or speed and skills they were expecting a wide margin of victory.Michelle Webber, six minutes into the game put the visitors in the lead with her goal, while Kathleen Leahy, in the 15th minute cemented the Canadians lead.Action between Guyana and Canada at the Cliff Anderson Sports HallGuyana suffered a devastating blow after watching their 18-year-old star Aliyah Gordon fall to the ground after picking up an injury. Gordon is one the best players on the Guyana side but in her absence, the local women matched the Canadians every move.They (Guyana) came close to scoring on several occasions in the second half, but, their attempts were foiled by the Canadians’ stubborn defence and twice the ball had beaten the keeper, but edged off the goal stanchion.“We have proved that we can play hockey with the ‘big dogs’, we’ve proved that we can compete, every one of our games has been a close game. We want to prove to the rest of the hockey nations that we are capable of playing with the very best,” head coach Dwayne Scott told Chronicle after his loss to Argentina.Having failed to secure a win in their three matches, Scott stated, “We’re not disappointed with the losses and we’re coming against some of the best teams playing hockey forever. If you look at the competition we’ve been coming up against and the games we’ve been playing, we still have hope.”Argentina, USA, Canada and Uruguay are all undefeated so far in the tournament, and a herculean task is ahead for Scott’s ladies, since they will have to win their three remaining games to stand a chance to feature in the medal round of the Championships.Up next for Guyana are the win-less Barbados today, and they will wrap up their round-robin play against Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow.