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Chelsea see off Sunderland to go third

Published: Sunday 7 April 2013, 19.00CET
Chelsea FC put in a strong second-half performance to beat Sunderland AFC 2-1 and moved ahead of Tottenham Hotspur FC, who needed a late goal to draw 2-2 with Everton FC.

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Published: Sunday 7 April 2013, 19.00CET

Chelsea see off Sunderland to go third

Chelsea FC put in a strong second-half performance to beat Sunderland AFC 2-1 and moved ahead of Tottenham Hotspur FC, who needed a late goal to draw 2-2 with Everton FC.

Chelsea FC moved back into third spot in the Premier League with a 2-1 comeback win against Sunderland AFC, after Tottenham Hotspur FC struck late to rescue a 2-2 draw with Everton FC.

Contesting their first game under new manager Paolo Di Canio, Sunderland went ahead on the cusp of half-time at Stamford Bridge as César Azpilicueta turned the ball into his own net following a corner. The Blues came out with greater purpose after the break, however, and equalised on 47 minutes via a Matthew Kilgallon own goal, with Branislav Ivanović then deflecting in a long-range David Luiz effort to seal the win.

That took Rafael Benítez's men ahead of Tottenham with a game in hand, Spurs needing Gylfi Sigurdsson's 87th-minute effort to hold sixth-placed Everton. Emmanuel Adebayor put the hosts in front in the first minute, but Everton responded through Phil Jagielka and Kevin Mirallas before Sigurdsson's close-range finish.

One place below Everton in seventh, Liverpool FC could only draw 0-0 with West Ham United FC, while Newcastle United FC downed Fulham FC 1-0, Papiss Cissé registering in added time. The result lifted the Magpies six points clear of the drop zone, before Shaun Maloney's last-gasp free-kick salvaged a 1-1 draw for Wigan Athletic FC – third from bottom – at fellow strugglers Queens Park Rangers FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 5.58CET

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English Premier League 2012/13

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HomeAway
Last updated: 08/04/2013 18:08 CET

07/04/2013

QPRQPR1-1WiganWigan

Rémy 85

Maloney 90+4

Venue: London

07/04/2013

NewcastleNewcastle1-0FulhamFulham

Cissé 90+3

Venue: Newcastle

07/04/2013

ChelseaChelsea2-1SunderlandSunderland

Kilgallon 47 (o.g.), Ivanović 55

Azpilicueta 45 (o.g.)

Venue: London

07/04/2013

TottenhamTottenham2-2EvertonEverton

Adebayor 1, G. Sigurdsson 87

Jagielka 15, Mirallas 53

Venue: London

07/04/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: Liverpool

06/04/2013

NorwichNorwich2-2SwanseaSwansea

Snodgrass 40, Turner 60

Michu 35, Moore 75

Venue: Norwich

06/04/2013

StokeStoke1-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Kightly 80

Agbonlahor 9, Lowton 87, Benteke 90+1

Venue: Stoke

06/04/2013

West BromWest Brom1-2ArsenalArsenal

Morrison 71 (P)

Rosický 20, 50

Venue: West Bromwich

06/04/2013

ReadingReading0-2SouthamptonSouthampton

Rodriguez 34, Lallana 72

Venue: Reading

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