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Torres helps Chelsea to see off Sunderland

Published: Saturday 8 December 2012, 18.10CET
Fernando Torres scored his first league goals since 6 October as Chelsea FC recovered from their elimination from the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 win at Sunderland AFC.

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Published: Saturday 8 December 2012, 18.10CET

Torres helps Chelsea to see off Sunderland

Fernando Torres scored his first league goals since 6 October as Chelsea FC recovered from their elimination from the UEFA Champions League with a 3-1 win at Sunderland AFC.

Chelsea FC climbed to within seven points of Premier League leaders Manchester United FC courtesy of a 3-1 victory at Sunderland AFC.

Fernando Torres, who scored twice in the 6-1 win against FC Nordsjælland in midweek, added another couple in the first half at the Stadium of Light, the first a wonderful volley and the second a penalty. Juan Mata made it 3-0 after the break before Adam Johnson pulled one back for the hosts midway through the second half.

Arsenal FC, meanwhile, secured their first league victory in five attempts, two Mikel Arteta penalties enough to see off West Bromwich Albion FC. The Gunners moved up to sixth with that triumph, two points adrift of the visitors to north London.

Elsewhere, Southampton FC's recent resurgence continued with a 1-0 home win against Reading FC, Norwich City FC beat Swansea City AFC 4-3 and Stoke City FC versus Aston Villa FC ended goalless. Queens Park Rangers FC, eight points shy of safety, remain without a win this season having drawn 2-2 at Wigan Athletic FC.

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Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 16/01/2013 17:05 CET

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SunderlandSunderland1-3ChelseaChelsea

A. Johnson 66

Torres 11, 45+3 (P), Juan Mata 49

Venue: Sunderland

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Aston VillaAston Villa0-0StokeStoke

Venue: Birmingham

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WiganWigan2-2QPRQPR

McCarthy 19, 74

Nelsen 26, Cissé 71

Venue: Wigan

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SouthamptonSouthampton1-0ReadingReading

Puncheon 61

Venue: Southampton

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ArsenalArsenal2-0West BromWest Brom

Arteta 26 (P), 64 (P)

Venue: London

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SwanseaSwansea3-4NorwichNorwich

Michu 51, 90+3, De Guzmán 59

Whittaker 16, Bassong 40, Holt 44, Snodgrass 77

Venue: Swansea

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