Ivory Coast’s Drogba nets first goal with Chelsea this season

AP and Ahram Online, Saturday 24 Sep 2011

Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba scores his first goal of the season as Chelsea brush aside Swansea 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday

Didier Drogba
Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba

Fernando Torres doubled his goal tally for the season when he chested down Juan Mata's pass, turned and shot low into the corner in the 29th minute to put the home side ahead.

The Spain striker was involved in the buildup when Ramires made it 2-0 in the 36th, but was shown a straight red card three minutes later for a diving, two-footed tackle on Mark Gower.

The loss of Torres failed to derail Chelsea though and Ramires made the game safe in the 76th from Jose Bosingwa's pass.

Ashley Williams headed in a late consolation for newly-promoted Swansea before substitute Didier Drogba scored his first goal of the season in the 79th from just inside the penalty area to make it 4-1.

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