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Eto'o hat-trick powers Chelsea past United

Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 19.01CET
Samuel Eto'o scored three goals as Chelsea FC beat Manchester United FC 3-1 to keep in touch at the top, while Tottenham Hotspur FC triumphed 3-1 at Swansea City AFC.

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Published: Sunday 19 January 2014, 19.01CET

Eto'o hat-trick powers Chelsea past United

Samuel Eto'o scored three goals as Chelsea FC beat Manchester United FC 3-1 to keep in touch at the top, while Tottenham Hotspur FC triumphed 3-1 at Swansea City AFC.

Samuel Eto'o's first Chelsea FC treble steered the London side to a 3-1 win against Manchester United FC on a day when Tottenham Hotspur FC beat Swansea City AFC by the same scoreline.

The Cameroon striker dropped his shoulder to deceive Phil Jones on the edge of the box before caressing the ball into the far corner via a deflection on 17 minutes. United's response was spirited but counted for little when Eto'o turned in Gary Cahill's centre on the stroke of half-time.

Eto'o completed his hat-trick four minutes after the interval, following up Cahill's parried header from close range. David Moyes's side continued to probe and ended Chelsea's resolve when Javier Hernández connected with a Jones attempt at the back post. Nemanja Vidić was then sent off for a challenge on Eden Hazard as the Blues moved back within one point of Manchester City FC and two of leaders Arsenal FC, with United down in seventh.

Earlier on Sunday, Tottenham posted a fifth consecutive Premier League away success in south Wales. Emmanuel Adebayor headed Spurs in front against the run of play and forced Chico to put through his own net shortly after half-time. The revitalised striker then completed formalities with a cool side-footed finish from inside the area seven minutes before Wilfried Bony scored a classy consolation.

Last updated: 20/01/14 1.43CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/01/2014 18:54 CET

19/01/2014

ChelseaChelsea3-1Man. UnitedMan. United

Eto'o 17, 45, 49

Hernández 78

Venue: London

19/01/2014

SwanseaSwansea1-3TottenhamTottenham

Bony 78

Adebayor 35, 71, Chico 53 (og)

Venue: Swansea

18/01/2014

LiverpoolLiverpool2-2Aston VillaAston Villa

Sturridge 45+2, Gerrard 53 (P)

Weimann 25, Benteke 36

Venue: Liverpool

18/01/2014

Man. CityMan. City4-2CardiffCardiff

Džeko 14, Jesús Navas 33, Y. Touré 76, Agüero 79

Noone 29, Campbell 90+3

Venue: Manchester

18/01/2014

NorwichNorwich1-0HullHull

Bennett 87

Venue: Norwich

18/01/2014

West HamWest Ham1-3NewcastleNewcastle

Williamson 45+2 (og)

Cabaye 16, 90+5, Rémy 33

Venue: London

18/01/2014

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0StokeStoke

Puncheon 51

Venue: London

18/01/2014

ArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham

Santi Cazorla 57, 62

Venue: London

18/01/2014

SunderlandSunderland2-2SouthamptonSouthampton

Borini 32, A. Johnson 71

Rodriguez 4, Lovren 31

Venue: Sunderland

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