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Late Gómez goal keeps Chelsea in check

Published: Saturday 17 December 2011, 20.33CET
Jordi Gómez and Wigan Athletic FC halted Chelsea FC's upturn in form by equalising late on against André Villas-Boas's team, who had taken the lead through Daniel Sturridge.

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Published: Saturday 17 December 2011, 20.33CET

Late Gómez goal keeps Chelsea in check

Jordi Gómez and Wigan Athletic FC halted Chelsea FC's upturn in form by equalising late on against André Villas-Boas's team, who had taken the lead through Daniel Sturridge.

Chelsea FC's mini revival was halted by a 1-1 draw at lowly Wigan Athletic FC, Jordi Gómez capitalising on a mistake from Petr Čech to equalise two minutes from time.

The Blues were on course for a fourth consecutive Premier League win when Daniel Sturridge collected a long, diagonal ball from Ashley Cole and drilled a shot across Ali Al-Habsi after 59 minutes. Gómez's late leveller, however, means André Villas-Boas's third-placed side are six points off the pace ahead of four matches on Sunday, when all of their title rivals are in action.

Leaders Manchester City FC host Arsenal FC, Manchester United FC − two points further back in second − visit Queens Park Rangers FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC meet Sunderland AFC. Elsewhere, Aston Villa FC play Liverpool FC.

Fulham FC put the disappointment of their dramatic UEFA Europa League exit behind them by defeating strugglers Bolton Wanderers FC 2-0 at Craven Cottage, Bryan Ruiz scoring the second with a neat chip. Bolton are bottom, a point behind Blackburn Rovers FC, who lost 2-1 to West Bromwich Albion FC.

Stoke City FC, meanwhile, recovered from a goal down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2-1. The games between Newcastle United FC-Swansea City FC and Everton FC-Norwich City FC finished all square.

Last updated: 06/12/13 4.23CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 20/12/2011 17:27 CET

17/12/2011

WiganWigan1-1ChelseaChelsea

Jordi Gómez 88

Sturridge 59

Venue: Wigan

17/12/2011

EvertonEverton1-1NorwichNorwich

Osman 81

Holt 28

Venue: Liverpool

17/12/2011

BlackburnBlackburn1-2West BromWest Brom

Dann 72

Morrison 52, Odemwingie 89

Venue: Blackburn

17/12/2011

WolvesWolves1-2StokeStoke

Hunt 17 (penalty)

Doyle 58 (o.g.), Crouch 70

Venue: Wolverhampton

17/12/2011

NewcastleNewcastle0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Newcastle

17/12/2011

FulhamFulham2-0BoltonBolton

Dempsey 32, Ruiz 34

Venue: London

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