Torres rollercoaster hits new low as he scores

Fernando Torres’ rollercoaster season hit a new low yesterday.

After scoring a cracking goal to suggest the bad times were finally ­behind him, he was shown an automatic red card for a wild lunge on Mark Gower.

Torres will now serve a three match ban. But Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas refused to condemn his £50million ­striker’s indiscipline. Villas-Boas said: “There is nothing to apologise for, it’s the referee’s decision. Of course he is disappointed; every player is disappointed with being sent off.”

Just minutes after Torres saw red, Chelsea were ­presented with last season’s Fair Play Award by Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards in a half-time ceremony.