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Free-scoring Chelsea cruise past Blackpool

Published: Sunday 19 September 2010, 20.00CET
Titleholders Chelsea FC continued their prolific form, beating Blackpool FC 4-0 on a day when a Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick helped Manchester United FC defeat Liverpool FC 3-2.
Free-scoring Chelsea cruise past Blackpool
Salomon Kalou (right) opens the scoring against Blackpool at Stamford Bridge ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 September 2010, 20.00CET

Free-scoring Chelsea cruise past Blackpool

Titleholders Chelsea FC continued their prolific form, beating Blackpool FC 4-0 on a day when a Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick helped Manchester United FC defeat Liverpool FC 3-2.

Chelsea FC continued their unblemished start to the Premier League season by overwhelming Blackpool FC 4-0, while a hat-trick from Dimitar Berbatov helped Manchester United FC to victory against Liverpool FC.

Having won 4-1 win at MŠK Žilina on Wednesday, the Blues were quickly into their stride at Stamford Bridge, striking inside two minutes through Salomon Kalou. Didier Drogba and two from Florent Malouda – his fifth and sixth league goals of the season – completed the scoring before the break as Carlo Ancelotti's team made it five wins out of five.

Earlier in the day, Berbatov's 84th-minute header proved decisive against Liverpool. The Reds had come from two down at Old Trafford thanks to a penalty and a free-kick in quick succession from Steven Gerrard, Berbatov having completed a double of his own with a sumptuous overhead kick just before the hour.

United sit third, four points behind Chelsea but three ahead of Manchester City FC, who won 2-0 at third-bottom Wigan Athletic FC. Carlos Tévez (43) and Yaya Touré (70), with his first in English football, were on target for Roberto Mancini's side.

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English Premier League 2010/11

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19/09/2010HomeAway
Last updated: 05/05/2011 10:22 CET
Man. UnitedMan. United3-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Berbatov 42, 59, 84

Gerrard 64 (p), 70

Venue: Manchester
WiganWigan0-2Man. CityMan. City

Tévez 43, Yaya Touré 70

Venue: Wigan
ChelseaChelsea4-0BlackpoolBlackpool

Kalou 2, Evatt 30 (o.g.), Malouda 12, 41

Venue: London

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