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Rare Cole goal rescues leaders Chelsea

Published: Saturday 22 September 2012, 18.00CET
Ashley Cole's first goal since May 2010 earned league leaders Chelsea FC a 1-0 win against Stoke City FC, on a day when West Bromwich Albion FC and Everton FC continued to impress.

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Published: Saturday 22 September 2012, 18.00CET

Rare Cole goal rescues leaders Chelsea

Ashley Cole's first goal since May 2010 earned league leaders Chelsea FC a 1-0 win against Stoke City FC, on a day when West Bromwich Albion FC and Everton FC continued to impress.

Chelsea FC are three points clear of the top of the Premier League following a 1-0 win at home to Stoke City FC.

Chelsea looked set to endure an afternoon of frustration at Stamford Bridge until Ashley Cole, with his first goal since May 2010, broke the deadlock five minutes from time. A point behind the Blues, meanwhile, are Everton FC and West Bromwich Albion FC, who prevailed against Swansea City FC (3-0) and Reading FC (1-0) respectively. A further point adrift, in fourth, are Fulham FC following a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic FC, Hugo Rodallega opening the scoring against his former side.

Elsewhere, promoted Southampton FC got their maiden league win of the campaign, against Aston Villa FC. Sunderland AFC were also on the brink of recording their first Premier League victory of the season but were denied at West Ham United FC by Kevin Nolan's strike in added time.

Three of the top seven are in action on Sunday, when Liverpool FC host Manchester United FC and Arsenal FC go to Manchester City FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.16CET

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English Premier League 2012/13

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Last updated: 05/04/2013 13:57 CET

22/09/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Lambert 58, 90+5 (P), Clyne 63, Clark 72 (o.g.)

Bent 36

Venue: Southampton

22/09/2012

West BromWest Brom1-0ReadingReading

Lukaku 71

Venue: West Bromwich

22/09/2012

WiganWigan1-2FulhamFulham

Koné 90+1

Rodallega 31, Duff 68

Venue: Wigan

22/09/2012

West HamWest Ham1-1SunderlandSunderland

Nolan 90+3

S. Fletcher 9

Venue: London

22/09/2012

ChelseaChelsea1-0StokeStoke

A. Cole 85

Venue: London

22/09/2012

SwanseaSwansea0-3EvertonEverton

Anichebe 22, Mirallas 43, Fellaini 82

Venue: Swansea

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