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.
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|Last updated: 08/04/2013 18:08 CET|
Azpilicueta 45 (o.g.)
Morrison 71 (P)
Rosický 20, 50
|Venue: West Bromwich|
|1||Manchester United FC||30||77|
|2||Manchester City FC||30||62|
|4||Tottenham Hotspur FC||32||58|
|8||West Bromwich Albion FC||32||44|
|9||Swansea City AFC||32||41|
|12||West Ham United FC||31||37|
|13||Newcastle United FC||32||36|
|14||Norwich City FC||32||35|
|15||Stoke City FC||32||34|
|16||Aston Villa FC||32||33|
|18||Wigan Athletic FC||31||31|
|19||Queens Park Rangers FC||32||24|