Football’s global comeback week continued as Chelsea came from two down at Southampton.
During a week that saw Real Madrid and Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals in two dramatic second-legs, Antonio Conte’s side carried on the trend at St Mary’s.
The substitution of Olivier Giroud on 61 minutes proved an inspired one, with the Frenchman scoring twice for the Blues.
The game was overshadowed however by Chelsea star Marcos Alonso, who was blasted for stamping on Southampton striker Shane Long.
The Spaniard was astonishingly not booked by referee Mike Dean for what many considered a red card challenge.
Saints were not even awarded a free kick for the flashpoint that came near the end of the first half.
And social media users reacted with rage at Alonso getting off scot-free.
One wrote: “Marcos Alonso should have been sent off for that challenge. It was disgusting.”
Another said: “Alonso, what the f*** are you doing?”
A fellow user posted: “Alonso should’ve been sent off for that.”
One said: “Wow that was naughty by Alonso.”
Another wrote: “That is awful from Marcos Alonso. Knew exactly what he was doing as he dragged his studs down the back of Shane Long’s calf. Terrible tackle and nowhere near the ball.”
One Twitter user posted: “Honestly believe Alonso should have seen red for that tackle.”
The stamp by Alonso has overshadowed an otherwise fantastic game, which saw young Jan Bednarek score a stunning half volley on his first start for the club.
However that was all before the double from Giroud and a fantastic finish from Belgian Eden Hazard put Chelsea into the lead.
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