Christian Pulisic made his mark in the 59th minute. (Photo courtesy of Chelsea FC)
LONDON – In his first start since injuring his hamstring in the F.A. Cup final Aug. 1, U.S. men’s international midfielder Christian Pulisic acquitted himself well in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Southampton Saturday.
Pulisic played 87 minutes in the English Premier League match and helped set up the Blue’s third goal, which gave the squad a 3-2 lead in the 59th minute at Stamford Bridge.
We're claiming another second assist for the 🇺🇸 this morning. Well done @cpulisic_10! 👏
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After Southampton rallied from a 2-0 deficit, Pulisic avoided a tackle and passed to Timo Werner. He, in turn, set up Kai Havertz, who slotted home the go-ahead tally.
Pulisic did not get an assist for the goal, but he certainly played a vital role in the score.