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Timo Werner opens up on disallowed Chelsea goal

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The under-fire Chelsea forward found the back of the net for the first time in a Premier League game since February after VAR ruled out an earlier goal.

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Timo Werner was happy to score a goal against Southampton on Saturday after seeing an earlier effort ruled out by a VAR ruling.

The former RB Leipzig striker nodded home a Callum Hudson-Odoi cross before the break. However, upon doing a VAR review on the goal, referee Martin Atkinson ruled it out – much to Werner and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s bemusement.

But the German eventually got his goal in the second half to send Chelsea on to a 3-1 win over Southampton. It was his first Premier League goal since February. Blues teammates Trevoh Chalobah and Ben Chilwell were also on target.

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“I was very happy to score and help the team,” Werner told Chelsea TV after the final whistle.

“In the first half, it was the story of my whole Chelsea career in one game a little bit! It was obviously not so clear because it took the referee a while to make his decision. Maybe 50/50. We have to accept it, I had to accept it, and in the end, I was happy I could score again and we won the game.

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“It was a very important win after losing the last two. It was a very tough game for us because Southampton did very well. We were a bit lucky they conceded the red card. It opened up a lot of space for us. They made it very hard to create chances, but overall we were the better team.”