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Rooney keeps United firing as Chelsea slip

Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 20.35CET
Wayne Rooney allowed Manchester United FC to increase their Premier League lead but Chelsea FC suffered a dramatic defeat at Newcastle United FC while Arsenal FC won.

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Published: Saturday 2 February 2013, 20.35CET

Rooney keeps United firing as Chelsea slip

Wayne Rooney allowed Manchester United FC to increase their Premier League lead but Chelsea FC suffered a dramatic defeat at Newcastle United FC while Arsenal FC won.

Premier League leaders Manchester United FC stretched their advantage to ten points thanks to a Wayne Rooney goal at Fulham FC but by contrast Chelsea FC fell victim to a late winner.

Rooney struck in last weekend's 4-1 FA Cup victory against Fulham and his calm side-footed finish 11 minutes from time made the difference in the 1-0 success. The England forward had earlier hit a post, as had team-mate Patrice Evra and Bryan Ruiz for Fulham. Second-placed Manchester City FC host Liverpool FC tomorrow.

Frank Lampard and Juan Mata goals gave third-placed Chelsea a 2-1 lead at Newcastle after 61 minutes, but the Magpies' recent recruit from Toulouse FC, Moussa Sissoko, struck twice on his home debut, his second in the 90th minute, to seal a 3-2 win. Lampard has, however, reached ten league goals for the tenth straight season.

Aston Villa FC, without a league win since the 15 December, were 3-1 up against Everton FC only for Marouane Fellaini to halve the deficit before scoring in the final minute to earn a draw. Everton are level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur FC but only one ahead of Arsenal FC, who beat Stoke City FC 1-0.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.12CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/02/2013 20:53 CET

02/02/2013

FulhamFulham0-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Rooney 79

Venue: London

02/02/2013

NewcastleNewcastle3-2ChelseaChelsea

Gutiérrez 41, Sissoko 68, 90

Lampard 55, Juan Mata 61

Venue: Newcastle

02/02/2013

West HamWest Ham1-0SwanseaSwansea

Carroll 77

Venue: London

02/02/2013

ArsenalArsenal1-0StokeStoke

Podolski 78

Venue: London

02/02/2013

WiganWigan2-2SouthamptonSouthampton

G. Caldwell 25, Maloney 90

Lambert 64, Schneiderlin 85

Venue: Wigan

02/02/2013

EvertonEverton3-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Anichebe 21, Fellaini 69, 90+3

Benteke 2, 61, Agbonlahor 24

Venue: Liverpool

02/02/2013

ReadingReading2-1SunderlandSunderland

Kebe 7, 85

Gardner 29 (P)

Venue: Reading

02/02/2013

QPRQPR0-0NorwichNorwich

Venue: London

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