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Chelsea end Stoke's home run to go third

Published: Saturday 12 January 2013, 18.00CET
Chelsea FC moved up to third after they won 4-0 to condemn Stoke City FC to their first home league defeat in nearly a year and Tottenham Hotspur FC drew at Queens Park Rangers FC.

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Published: Saturday 12 January 2013, 18.00CET

Chelsea end Stoke's home run to go third

Chelsea FC moved up to third after they won 4-0 to condemn Stoke City FC to their first home league defeat in nearly a year and Tottenham Hotspur FC drew at Queens Park Rangers FC.

Chelsea FC bounced back from their midweek League Cup defeat with a 4-0 triumph over Stoke City FC.

Chelsea lost 2-0 at home to Swansea City FC in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday, but had little trouble picking up their fourth straight away win in the Premier League. Two Jonathan Walters own goals, a Frank Lampard penalty and a stunning Eden Hazard strike earned them victory at Stoke, who had not lost at home in the league since 4 February 2012.

The Blues are therefore up to third, a point ahead of Tottenham Hotspur FC following their goalless draw at bottom side Queens park Rangers FC. Harry Redknapp had a handful of fine Júlio César saves to thank for a point against his old club.

Everton FC, meanwhile, are fifth, three points behind Spurs, having been held 0-0 at home to Swansea. West Bromwich Albion FC looked set to move to within a point of the Toffees but, 2-0 up with eight minutes left, lost 3-2 at Reading FC. Reading nevertheless remain in the bottom three along with QPR and Aston Villa FC, beaten 1-0 at home to Southampton FC.

Elsewhere, Fulham FC drew 1-1 with Wigan Athletic FC, Sunderland AFC won 3-0 against West Ham United FC and Norwich City FC versus Newcastle United FC ended goalless.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.15CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 17/01/2013 15:05 CET

12/01/2013

SunderlandSunderland3-0West HamWest Ham

Larsson 12, A. Johnson 47, McClean 74

Venue: Sunderland

12/01/2013

ReadingReading3-2West BromWest Brom

Kebe 82, Le Fondre 88 (P), Pogrebnyak 90

Lukaku 19, 69

Venue: Reading

12/01/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa0-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Lambert 34 (P)

Venue: Birmingham

12/01/2013

EvertonEverton0-0SwanseaSwansea

Venue: Liverpool

12/01/2013

StokeStoke0-4ChelseaChelsea

Walters 45+2 (o.g.), 62 (o.g.), Lampard 65 (P), Hazard 73

Venue: Stoke

12/01/2013

NorwichNorwich0-0NewcastleNewcastle

Venue: Norwich

12/01/2013

FulhamFulham1-1WiganWigan

Karagounis 22

Di Santo 71

Venue: London

12/01/2013

QPRQPR0-0TottenhamTottenham

Venue: London

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