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Clark and Villa deny Chelsea victory

Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 18.42CET
Chelsea FC have won just one of their last eight league matches after a 3-3 draw with struggling Aston Villa FC on a day when Newcastle United FC overcame Wigan Athletic FC.
Clark and Villa deny Chelsea victory
Ciaran Clark heads his third goal of the season past Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 2 January 2011, 18.42CET

Clark and Villa deny Chelsea victory

Chelsea FC have won just one of their last eight league matches after a 3-3 draw with struggling Aston Villa FC on a day when Newcastle United FC overcame Wigan Athletic FC.

An added-time header from Ciaran Clark rescued a point for Aston Villa FC in a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge.

Villa, who had lost five of their previous six Premier League matches, appeared to be on their way to a much-needed victory when Emile Heskey (47) rose above Jeffrey Bruma to power in Stewart Downing's cross. That put Gérard Houllier's team 2-1 up, Ashley Young (41) having equalised from the spot after Frank Lampard had given Chelsea the lead with a penalty of his own midway through the first half.

With the game entering its closing stages, Didier Drogba squeezed in a shot from close range to equalise and John Terry then stroked in the rebound following a save from Brad Friedel. However, just as Chelsea were savouring the prospect of back-to-back wins, the unmarked Clark guided in Marc Albrighton's teasing delivery.

That leaves Chelsea − winners of just one of their last eight league fixtures − in fifth, six points off the pace, while Villa are 15th, two places above the relegation zone. In the day's other game, Shola Ameobi tapped in the only goal as Newcastle United FC climbed to tenth place thanks to a 1-0 win at lowly Wigan Athletic FC.

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02/01/2011

WiganWigan0-1NewcastleNewcastle

Ameobi 19

Venue: Wigan

02/01/2011

ChelseaChelsea3-3Aston VillaAston Villa

Lampard 23 (p), Drogba 84, Terry 89

Young 41 (p), Heskey 47, Clark 90+1

Venue: London

01/01/2011

BirminghamBirmingham0-3ArsenalArsenal

Van Persie 13, Nasri 58, Johnson 65 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

01/01/2011

SunderlandSunderland3-0BlackburnBlackburn

Welbeck 11, Bent 19, Gyan 89

Venue: Sunderland

01/01/2011

TottenhamTottenham1-0FulhamFulham

Bale 42

Venue: London

01/01/2011

Man. CityMan. City1-0BlackpoolBlackpool

A. Johnson 34

Venue: Manchester

01/01/2011

StokeStoke2-0EvertonEverton

Jones 23, Jagielka 69 (o.g.)

Venue: Stoke

01/01/2011

West HamWest Ham2-0WolvesWolves

Zubar 51 (o.g.), Sears 79

Venue: London

01/01/2011

LiverpoolLiverpool2-1BoltonBolton

Torres 49, J. Cole 90+2

Davies 43

Venue: Liverpool

01/01/2011

West BromWest Brom1-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Morrison 14

Rooney 3, Hernández 75

Venue: West Bromwich

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