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Familiar face comes back to haunt Chelsea

Published: Wednesday 2 January 2013, 23.08CET
Everton FC and Liverpool FC both won but the story of the night came in west London, where Shaun Wright-Phillips earned Queens Park Rangers FC a shock triumph over Chelsea FC.

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Published: Wednesday 2 January 2013, 23.08CET

Familiar face comes back to haunt Chelsea

Everton FC and Liverpool FC both won but the story of the night came in west London, where Shaun Wright-Phillips earned Queens Park Rangers FC a shock triumph over Chelsea FC.

Shaun Wright-Phillips came back to haunt former employers Chelsea FC as his late goal earned bottom side Queens Park Rangers FC a shock 1-0 victory in the west London derby.

The 31-year-old struck 12 minutes from time at Stamford Bridge, driving the ball in from the edge of the area after a corner was only half cleared. It compounded the home side's frustrations on a night they dominated without ever finding a way through a committed rearguard. Fernando Torres was denied by Júlio César and while Frank Lampard did find the net, his effort was ruled out for offside.

Rafael Benítez's team missed the opportunity to leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur FC to third and will now be looking over their shoulders, too, after Everton FC closed to within two points of the European champions. David Moyes' men did it the hard way after falling behind inside 73 seconds at Newcastle United FC, but goals either side of half-time from Leighton Baines and Victor Anichebe sealed the points.

It was Everton's fourth win in six outings, a feat matched by Merseyside rivals Liverpool FC as they eased to victory over Sunderland AFC. With new signing Daniel Sturridge in the stands, two Luis Suárez goals and Raheem Sterling's lobbed effort suggested the former Chelsea forward may have to bide his time. Yet the night belonged to another ex-Blues man.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.36CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 11/02/2013 14:22 CET

02/01/2013

NewcastleNewcastle1-2EvertonEverton

Cissé 2

Baines 43, Anichebe 60

Venue: Newcastle

02/01/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool3-0SunderlandSunderland

Sterling 19, Suárez 26, 52

Venue: Liverpool

02/01/2013

ChelseaChelsea0-1QPRQPR

Wright-Phillips 78

Venue: London

01/01/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1ArsenalArsenal

Ramirez 35

Guilherme do Prado 41 (o.g.)

Venue: Southampton

01/01/2013

TottenhamTottenham3-1ReadingReading

Dawson 10, Adebayor 51, Dempsey 79

Pogrebnyak 4

Venue: London

01/01/2013

Man. CityMan. City3-0StokeStoke

Zabaleta 43, Džeko 56, Agüero 74 (P)

Venue: Manchester

01/01/2013

SwanseaSwansea2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Routledge 9, Graham 90+4

Weimann 44, Benteke 84 (P)

Venue: Swansea

01/01/2013

West HamWest Ham2-1NorwichNorwich

Noble 3 (P), O'Brien 26

Martin 90

Venue: London

01/01/2013

WiganWigan0-4Man. UnitedMan. United

Hernández 35, 63, Van Persie 43, 88

Venue: Wigan

01/01/2013

West BromWest Brom1-2FulhamFulham

Lukaku 49

Berbatov 39, Kacaniklic 58

Venue: West Bromwich

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