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United denied at the death, Chelsea beat Arsenal

Published: Sunday 20 January 2013, 19.23CET
Manchester United FC's lead at the Premier League peak stands at five points after drawing 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC, while Chelsea FC dug deep to overcome Arsenal FC 2-1.

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Published: Sunday 20 January 2013, 19.23CET

United denied at the death, Chelsea beat Arsenal

Manchester United FC's lead at the Premier League peak stands at five points after drawing 1-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC, while Chelsea FC dug deep to overcome Arsenal FC 2-1.

Clint Dempsey struck in added time to secure Tottenham Hotspur FC a 1-1 draw with leaders Manchester United FC, after Chelsea FC overcame Arsenal FC 2-1.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side had not lost at White Hart Lane since 2001 and that record looked likely to remain intact when Robin van Persie connected with Tom Cleverley's centre and planted a firm header beyond Hugo Lloris (25). Tottenham's response was spirited as Gareth Bale and Dempsey both forced David de Gea to make fine reflex saves.

A second-half onslaught ensued and just as it seemed the visitors had weathered the storm, Dempsey popped up deep into added time to steer in Aaron Lennon's cutback. The result leaves United five points clear of closest pursuers Manchester City FC.

In the early kick-off, Chelsea triumphed for only the second time in six Premier League home games under Rafael Benítez. The relief was tangible when Juan Mata stroked in after six minutes, before Frank Lampard scored from the spot after Ramires had been tripped by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny.

The balance of play shifted after the restart and the rejuvenated visitors made their pressure count when Theo Walcott executed a precise finish. That was as good as it got for Arsenal, however, with Chelsea defending meticulously to keep their opponents at bay.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.14CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/02/2013 16:28 CET

20/01/2013

TottenhamTottenham1-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Dempsey 90+3

Van Persie 25

Venue: London

20/01/2013

ChelseaChelsea2-1ArsenalArsenal

Juan Mata 6, Lampard 16 (P)

Walcott 58

Venue: London

19/01/2013

West BromWest Brom2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Brunt 49, Odemwingie 84

Benteke 12, Agbonlahor 31

Venue: West Bromwich

19/01/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool5-0NorwichNorwich

Henderson 26, Suárez 36, Sturridge 59, Gerrard 66, Bennett 74 (o.g.)

Venue: Liverpool

19/01/2013

SwanseaSwansea3-1StokeStoke

Davies 49, De Guzmán 57, 80

Owen 90+1

Venue: Swansea

19/01/2013

Man. CityMan. City2-0FulhamFulham

Silva 2, 69

Venue: Manchester

19/01/2013

WiganWigan2-3SunderlandSunderland

Vaughan 5 (o.g.), Henríquez 79

Gardner 17 (P), S. Fletcher 20, 42

Venue: Wigan

19/01/2013

NewcastleNewcastle1-2ReadingReading

Cabaye 35

Le Fondre 71, 77

Venue: Newcastle

19/01/2013

West HamWest Ham1-1QPRQPR

J. Cole 68

Rémy 14

Venue: London

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