Chelsea dashed the dreams of an upset-minded Reading when a clearly offside Fernando Torres broke through to give the Blues a lead today at Stamford Bridge they wouldn't relinquish.
Branislav Ivanovic's empty net goal in stoppage time made it a 4-2 final, disappointing Royals supporters who believed their squad could pull out a miracle win when the team led 2-1 at halftime. Calls for the use of video replay in the EPL have been coming from the league's top names for some time now, and this blunder will do nothing to quash them. But here, look at the video evidence for yourself:
(The ESPN call from Ian Darke and Steve McManaman was much more compelling, with both calling the missed offside call "inexcusable.") In the end, it's three points and an additional tally for Chelsea's goal differential thanks to the garbage time strike; every camel's back needs a straw, and fans of the richest soccer league on the planet can only hope their dreams for replay are answered soon.