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Four-goal Chelsea stretch Premier League lead

Published: Saturday 6 October 2012, 18.18CET
Chelsea FC continue to set the pace at the head of the Premier League, a 4-1 win against Norwich City FC moving them four points clear of Manchester City FC, who are up to second.

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Published: Saturday 6 October 2012, 18.18CET

Four-goal Chelsea stretch Premier League lead

Chelsea FC continue to set the pace at the head of the Premier League, a 4-1 win against Norwich City FC moving them four points clear of Manchester City FC, who are up to second.

Premier League leaders Chelsea FC maintained their excellent start to the season as they cruised to a 4-1 home victory against Norwich City FC, after champions Manchester City FC had beaten Sunderland AFC in the lunchtime kick-off.

It did not go according to script early on for Roberto Di Matteo's side, though, as Grant Holt (11) put winless Norwich ahead. However, the Blues were swift to respond, Fernando Torres heading in three minutes later, before Frank Lampard, Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanović got on the scoresheet as the European champions went four points clear.

Also undefeated in the league, Manchester City climbed above Everton FC into second after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Agüero and James Milner wrapped up a 3-0 home win.

Everton lost ground with a 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic FC, while West Bromwich Albion FC defeated bottom-placed Queens Park Rangers FC 3-2 and Swansea City AFC came from two down to claim a point against Reading FC.

Arsenal FC returned to winning ways in the late fixture, Olivier Giroud scoring his first league goal for the club as the Gunners recovered from behind to win 3-1 at London rivals West Ham United FC.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.12CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

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

06/10/2012

West HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal

Diame 21

Giroud 41, Walcott 77, Santi Cazorla 83

Venue: London

06/10/2012

West BromWest Brom3-2QPRQPR

Morrison 5, Gera 22, Mulumbu 85

Taarabt 35, Granero 90+2

Venue: West Bromwich

06/10/2012

ChelseaChelsea4-1NorwichNorwich

Torres 14, Lampard 22, Hazard 31, Ivanović 76

Holt 11

Venue: London

06/10/2012

SwanseaSwansea2-2ReadingReading

Michu 71, Routledge 78

Pogrebnyak 31, Hunt 44

Venue: Swansea

06/10/2012

WiganWigan2-2EvertonEverton

Koné 10, Di Santo 23

Jelavić 11, Baines 87 (P)

Venue: Wigan

06/10/2012

Man. CityMan. City3-0SunderlandSunderland

Kolarov 5, Agüero 60, Milner 89

Venue: Manchester

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