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Chelsea denied by late West Brom leveller

Published: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 23.01CET
Chelsea FC missed the chance to move clear at the summit after being held by West Bromwich Albion FC, on a night when Southampton FC and West Ham United FC also won.
Chelsea denied by late West Brom leveller
Branislav Ivanović celebrates putting Chelsea in front at West Brom ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 23.01CET

Chelsea denied by late West Brom leveller

Chelsea FC missed the chance to move clear at the summit after being held by West Bromwich Albion FC, on a night when Southampton FC and West Ham United FC also won.

Chelsea FC spurned the chance to move four points clear atop the Premier League after drawing 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion FC, on an evening when Southampton FC and West Ham United FC prevailed. 

José Mourinho's visitors were slow to examine whether the Baggies still bore the defensive scars from their 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace FC on Saturday. That was until Branislav Ivanović fired in at the back post after David Luiz had flicked Willian's corner into the full-back's path.

West Brom keeper Ben Foster repelled a fierce Willian effort in a frantic second period, before Chris Brunt fired wide at the other end when well-placed. However, just as Chelsea thought they had weathered the storm, Victor Anichebe levelled with three minutes remaining. 

Elsewhere, Southampton stretched their unbeaten Premier League sequence to six outings by edging Hull City AFC 1-0 courtesy of José Fonte, who kept his composure from close range on 69 minutes. As for West Ham, they prevailed 2-0 against Norwich City FC to climb to tenth, while the game between relegation-threatened Cardiff City AFC and Aston Villa FC finished goalless.

Last updated: 12/02/14 18.58CET

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English Premier League 2013/14

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Last updated: 11/02/2014 23:02 CET

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West BromWest Brom1-1ChelseaChelsea

Anichebe 87

Ivanović 45+3

Venue: West Bromwich

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CardiffCardiff0-0Aston VillaAston Villa

Venue: Cardiff

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HullHull0-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Fonte 69

Venue: Hull

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West HamWest Ham2-0NorwichNorwich

Collins 84, Diame 90+4

Venue: London

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