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Schürrle-inspired Chelsea four points clear

Published: Saturday 1 March 2014, 20.20CET
An André Schürrle hat-trick inspired Chelsea FC to victory at Fulham FC, a win that leaves them four points clear after Arsenal FC surrendered second spot to Liverpool FC.

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Published: Saturday 1 March 2014, 20.20CET

Schürrle-inspired Chelsea four points clear

An André Schürrle hat-trick inspired Chelsea FC to victory at Fulham FC, a win that leaves them four points clear after Arsenal FC surrendered second spot to Liverpool FC.

Chelsea FC stretched their advantage at the top of the Premier League as André Schürrle inspired them to a derby success, while Liverpool FC moved up to second.

Going into the day a point ahead of Arsenal FC, José Mourinho's Blues made light work of west London rivals Fulham FC, with Schürrle completing a hat-trick in 17 second-half minutes to secure a 3-1 win. After failing to break through in the opening period, the German international slid his first past Maarten Stekelenburg on 52 minutes. Eden Hazard set up the second and three minutes later the 23-year-old completed his treble, before John Heitinga prodded in a consolation.

Arsenal could not match Chelsea as Jonathan Walters got the only goal of the game from the penalty spot after Laurent Koscielny had handled in the area, leaving Arsène Wenger's third-placed side four points off the pace. Above them on goal difference are Liverpool, who won 3-0 at Southampton FC courtesy of goals from Luis Suárez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard.

The Reds' city rivals Everton FC, meanwhile, are up to sixth after substitute Romelu Lukaku got the only goal of the game nine minutes from time at West Ham United FC, while Newcastle United FC also picked up three points with a 4-1 victory at Hull City AFC.

Last updated: 01/03/14 23.57CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

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SouthamptonSouthampton0-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Suárez 16, Sterling 58, Gerrard 90+5 (P)

Venue: Southampton

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EvertonEverton1-0West HamWest Ham

Lukaku 81

Venue: Liverpool

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FulhamFulham1-3ChelseaChelsea

Heitinga 74

Schürrle 52, 65, 68

Venue: London

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HullHull1-4NewcastleNewcastle

Davies 46

Sissoko 10, 55, Rémy 42, Anita 90+3

Venue: Hull

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StokeStoke1-0ArsenalArsenal

Walters 76 (P)

Venue: Stoke

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SunderlandSunderland-West BromWest Brom
Venue: Sunderland

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