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Chelsea slip up as City pass test of character

Published: Saturday 15 March 2014, 20.24CET
Chelsea FC lost 1-0 at Aston Villa FC, allowing Manchester City FC, who triumphed despite playing 80 minutes with ten men, to close within six points of the leaders.

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Published: Saturday 15 March 2014, 20.24CET

Chelsea slip up as City pass test of character

Chelsea FC lost 1-0 at Aston Villa FC, allowing Manchester City FC, who triumphed despite playing 80 minutes with ten men, to close within six points of the leaders.

Chelsea FC were dealt a blow in their pursuit of the title after losing at Aston Villa FC, while ten-man Manchester City FC edged Hull City AFC 2-0 and moved into second.

Having toiled in vain for long periods, the Blues were wobbling when Willian received a second yellow card on 68 minutes. Worse was to come, though, as Fabian Delph improvised superbly to turn in Marc Albrighton's centre before Ramires became the second Chelsea player to be sent off late on.

In the early kick-off, captain Vincent Kompany's tenth-minute dismissal gave City an uphill task at Hull. The visitors' response was spirited, however, strikes from David Silva and Edin Džeko moving them to within six points of the summit with three games in hand.

Elsewhere, Seamus Coleman struck at the death as Everton FC condemned Cardiff City AFC to a 2-1 loss. Defeat for the Bluebirds was further soured as fellow relegation candidates Fulham FC and West Bromwich Albion FC posted victories against Newcastle United FC (1-0) and Swansea City AFC (2-1) respectively. The game between Sunderland AFC and Crystal Palace FC ended goalless. 

Elsewhere, Southampton FC prevailed 4-2 at home to Norwich City FC, who fought back from 3-0 down before Sam Gallagher put the result beyond doubt. Stoke City FC made a more successful comeback as they dispatched West Ham United FC 3-1.

Last updated: 16/03/14 0.13CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/03/2014 20:28 CET

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Aston VillaAston Villa1-0ChelseaChelsea

Delph 82

Venue: Birmingham

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EvertonEverton2-1CardiffCardiff

Deulofeu 59, Coleman 90+3

Cala 68

Venue: Liverpool

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FulhamFulham1-0NewcastleNewcastle

Dejagah 68

Venue: London

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SouthamptonSouthampton4-2NorwichNorwich

Schneiderlin 5, Lambert 57, Rodriguez 72, Gallagher 90+7

Elmander 85, Snodgrass 86

Venue: Southampton

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StokeStoke3-1West HamWest Ham

Odemwingie 32, 79, Arnautovic 69

Carroll 5

Venue: Stoke

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SunderlandSunderland0-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Venue: Sunderland

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SwanseaSwansea1-2West BromWest Brom

Lamah 2

Sessegnon 52, Mulumbu 85

Venue: Swansea

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HullHull0-2Man. CityMan. City

Silva 14, Džeko 90

Venue: Hull

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