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Chelsea win at Hull to go top of Premier League

Published: Saturday 11 January 2014, 20.30CET
Second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres earned Chelsea FC a 2-0 victory at Hull City AFC which moves the Blues a point clear at the top of the Premier League.

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Published: Saturday 11 January 2014, 20.30CET

Chelsea win at Hull to go top of Premier League

Second-half goals from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres earned Chelsea FC a 2-0 victory at Hull City AFC which moves the Blues a point clear at the top of the Premier League.

Chelsea FC moved to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Hull City AFC.

José Mourinho's team started the day in third, a point shy of Manchester City FC and two adrift of long-time pacesetters Arsenal FC. However, Chelsea took full advantage of City and the Gunners not playing until Sunday and Monday respectively, securing a comfortable win in the north east thanks to low second-half finishes from Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres.

Now just three points behind City in fourth are Everton FC, who announced the signing of Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady prior to a 2-0 home win against Norwich City FC. Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas did the damage for the Toffees with splendid strikes. A further point off the pace are Tottenham Hotspur FC, 2-0 victors against Crystal Palace courtesy of Christian Eriksen and Jermain Defoe. Manchester United FC stay seventh following a 2-0 success against Swansea City AFC.

Defeat at White Hart Lane leaves Palace bottom of the standings after previous incumbents Sunderland AFC prevailed 4-1 at Fulham FC, Adam Johnson scoring his first professional hat-trick. Alongside Palace and Sunderland in the bottom three are Cardiff City FC, who lost 2-0 at home to 17th-placed West Ham United FC – the Hammers' first league win since November. Southampton FC, meanwhile, won 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion FC.

Last updated: 11/01/14 23.02CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 11/01/2014 20:23 CET

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Man. UnitedMan. United2-0SwanseaSwansea

Valencia 47, Welbeck 59

Venue: Manchester

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SouthamptonSouthampton1-0West BromWest Brom

Lallana 66

Venue: Southampton

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TottenhamTottenham2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Eriksen 50, Defoe 72

Venue: London

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CardiffCardiff0-2West HamWest Ham

C. Cole 42, Noble 90+3

Venue: Cardiff

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EvertonEverton2-0NorwichNorwich

Barry 23, Mirallas 59

Venue: Liverpool

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FulhamFulham1-4SunderlandSunderland

Sidwell 52

A. Johnson 29, 69, 85 (P), Ki Sung-Yong 41

Venue: London

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HullHull0-2ChelseaChelsea

Hazard 56, Torres 87

Venue: Hull

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