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Chelsea charge past beaten City

Published: Sunday 20 March 2011, 19.00CET
Chelsea FC leapfrogged Manchester City FC into third spot courtesy of a 2-0 home win against their rivals, on a day when Liverpool FC triumphed at Sunderland AFC by the same scoreline.
Chelsea charge past beaten City
David Luiz gave Chelsea a late breakthrough against City ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 20 March 2011, 19.00CET

Chelsea charge past beaten City

Chelsea FC leapfrogged Manchester City FC into third spot courtesy of a 2-0 home win against their rivals, on a day when Liverpool FC triumphed at Sunderland AFC by the same scoreline.

Chelsea FC hauled themselves ahead of Manchester City FC into third spot in the Premier League after a pair of late goals gave them a 2-0 victory against Roberto Mancini's men at Stamford Bridge

City adopted a cautious approach in west London and were able to frustrate their hosts until January signing David Luiz notched his second goal for the Blues on 78 minutes. The Brazilian centre-back won a free-kick and promptly nodded in firmly from Didier Drogba's set piece, with Ramires then wrapping up the result thanks to a superb individual effort two minutes into added time. Chelsea remain nine points behind leaders Manchester United FC with a game in hand, while City stand four points clear of Tottenham Hotspur FC having contested one game more.

Also on Sunday, Liverpool FC moved to within four points of Tottenham and a UEFA Europa League berth by prevailing 2-0 at Sunderland AFC. Kenny Dalglish's side went ahead via a Dirk Kuyt penalty on 33 minutes, John Mensah having fouled Jay Spearing, and they made sure of the outcome when Luis Suárez buried a shot from a tight angle 13 minutes from time. Mensah was later sent off for fouling the Uruguayan international.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

20/03/2011

ChelseaChelsea2-0Man. CityMan. City

David Luiz 78, Ramires 90+2

Venue: London

20/03/2011

SunderlandSunderland0-2LiverpoolLiverpool

Kuyt 33 (p), Suárez 77

Venue: Sunderland

19/03/2011

EvertonEverton2-1FulhamFulham

Coleman 36, Saha 49

Dempsey 62

Venue: Liverpool

19/03/2011

WiganWigan2-1BirminghamBirmingham

Cleverley 25, Figueroa 90+2

Ridgewell 6

Venue: Wigan

19/03/2011

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1WolvesWolves

Jarvis 38

Venue: Birmingham

19/03/2011

Man. UnitedMan. United1-0BoltonBolton

Berbatov 88

Venue: Manchester

19/03/2011

BlackburnBlackburn2-2BlackpoolBlackpool

Samba 49, Hoilett 90+3

Adam 25 (p), 29

Venue: Blackburn

19/03/2011

StokeStoke4-0NewcastleNewcastle

Walters 28, Pennant 46, Higginbotham 49, Fuller 90+2

Venue: Stoke

19/03/2011

West BromWest Brom2-2ArsenalArsenal

Reid 3, Odemwingie 58

Arshavin 70, Van Persie 78

Venue: West Bromwich

19/03/2011

TottenhamTottenham0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: London

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