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Arsenal top after Chelsea denied

Published: Saturday 4 December 2010, 19.00CET
Arsenal FC took advantage of an unexpected day off for Manchester United FC, beating Fulham FC to claim top spot in England as Chelsea FC failed to win for a fourth straight league game.
Arsenal top after Chelsea denied
Samir Nasri celebrates after putting Arsenal ahead against Fulham ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 4 December 2010, 19.00CET

Arsenal top after Chelsea denied

Arsenal FC took advantage of an unexpected day off for Manchester United FC, beating Fulham FC to claim top spot in England as Chelsea FC failed to win for a fourth straight league game.

Arsenal FC went top of the Premier League, with Samir Nasri scoring both of their goals in a 2-1 win against Fulham FC, as Manchester United FC's game at Blackpool FC called off due to a frozen pitch and Chelsea FC were denied by Everton.

The Frenchman dummied two defenders to hit Arsenal's 14th-minute opener, but while Diomansy Kamara struck back before the interval, Nasri applied an elegant finish to a slick move 15 minutes from the end. Arsenal are now one ahead of United.

Chelsea had looked set to retake the league lead when Didier Drogba's penalty put them ahead late in the first half against Everton. But with four minutes left substitute Jermaine Beckford struck to leave Carlo Ancelotti's side in third, without a win in four league games.

Manchester City FC are within a point of Chelsea, and three of Arsenal, after a 1-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers FC, though they were reduced to ten men by the end following Aleksandar Kolarov's dismissal. Tottenham Hotspur FC are three points further back having been held 1-1 by Birmingham City FC. Blackburn Rovers FC, beaten 7-1 by United last week, defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-0 to send them bottom while Wigan Athletic FC and Stoke City FC shared the points in a 2-2 draw.

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03/12/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Jones 20

Venue: Birmingham

03/12/2011

TottenhamTottenham3-0BoltonBolton

Bale 7, Lennon 50, Defoe 60

Venue: London

03/12/2011

QPRQPR1-1West BromWest Brom

H. Helguson 20

Long 81

Venue: London

03/12/2011

BlackburnBlackburn4-2SwanseaSwansea

Yakubu 20, 45+2, 57, 82 (penalty)

Lita 35, Moore 66

Venue: Blackburn

03/12/2011

WiganWigan0-4ArsenalArsenal

Arteta 28, Vermaelen 29, Gervinho 61, Van Persie 78

Venue: Wigan

03/12/2011

Man. CityMan. City5-1NorwichNorwich

Agüero 32, Nasri 51, Y. Touré 68, Balotelli 88, A. Johnson 90+1

Morison 81

Venue: Manchester

03/12/2011

NewcastleNewcastle0-3ChelseaChelsea

Drogba 38, Kalou 89, Sturridge 90+2

Venue: Newcastle

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