I recently heard a news report about a football match, which spoke of "Arsenal's defeat of Chelsea by three goals to nil".
Can the word "defeat" be used in this way? (BTW Arsenal won the match 3-0) - it strikes me as odd/incorrect, because if they just said "Arsenal's defeat", I would take it to mean Arsenal lost. By sticking "of Chelsea" on the end, does it turn it around?
Surely they should have said, "Arsenal's victory over Chelsea"