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Chelsea bounce back to preserve title tilt

Published: Saturday 16 April 2011, 18.10CET
Chelsea FC kept up the pressure at the top with a 3-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion FC, on a day when Wigan Athletic FC and Aston Villa FC secured vital wins in the fight for survival.
Chelsea bounce back to preserve title tilt
Frank Lampard scores Chelsea's third goal at The Hawthorns ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 16 April 2011, 18.10CET

Chelsea bounce back to preserve title tilt

Chelsea FC kept up the pressure at the top with a 3-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion FC, on a day when Wigan Athletic FC and Aston Villa FC secured vital wins in the fight for survival.

Chelsea FC bounced back from their UEFA Champions League exit with a 3-1 win at West Bromwich Albion FC that moved them within a point of second-placed Arsenal FC, who host Liverpool FC on Sunday.

Peter Odemwingie's 12th goal of the season had given West Brom the lead, but Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Frank Lampard responded before the break to secure maximum points for the visitors. Carlo Ancelotti's side now lie eight points off leaders Manchester United FC, who ended their European dreams in midweek.

Gabriel Agbonlahor's added-time winner gave Aston Villa FC a crucial 2-1 success away against West Ham United FC, who dropped to 19th as a result. Wigan Athletic FC prevailed 3-1 at Blackpool FC, meanwhile, their third away victory of the season moving them out of the bottom three.

Elsewhere, Birmingham City FC put distance between themselves and the drop zone with a 2-0 victory against Sunderland AFC, their goals coming from Sebastian Larsson and Craig Gardner. Seventh-placed Everton FC triumphed 2-0 at home against relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers FC to enhance their chances of a UEFA Europa League spot.

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BlackpoolBlackpool1-3WiganWigan

Campbell 83

Rodallega 3, N'Zogbia 45+1, Eardley 66 (o.g.)

Venue: Blackpool

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West BromWest Brom1-3ChelseaChelsea

Odemwingie 17

Drogba 22, Kalou 26, Lampard 45

Venue: West Bromwich

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BirminghamBirmingham2-0SunderlandSunderland

S. Larsson 41, Gardner 66

Venue: Birmingham

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EvertonEverton2-0BlackburnBlackburn

Osman 54, Baines 75 (p)

Venue: Liverpool

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West HamWest Ham1-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Keane 2

Bent 36, Agbonlahor 90+1

Venue: London

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