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Liverpool see off Sunderland to go second

Published: Wednesday 26 March 2014, 23.10CET
Liverpool FC's 2-1 victory against Sunderland AFC – their seventh straight top-flight win – moved the Reds to within a point of Premier League leaders Chelsea FC.
Liverpool see off Sunderland to go second
Steven Gerrard is congratulated after opening the scoring for Liverpool ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 26 March 2014, 23.10CET

Liverpool see off Sunderland to go second

Liverpool FC's 2-1 victory against Sunderland AFC – their seventh straight top-flight win – moved the Reds to within a point of Premier League leaders Chelsea FC.

Liverpool FC maintained their Premier League title hopes with a 2-1 success against Sunderland AFC – the Reds' seventh consecutive top-flight triumph.

Victory means Brendan Rodgers' side are now second, a solitary point behind leaders Chelsea FC. Manchester City FC are a further two points off the pace with two games in hand. Liverpool have still to welcome City to Anfield, where they have been in imperious form all season. Wednesday rarely looked like being any different once Steven Gerrard had broken the deadlock direct from a free-kick six minutes prior to the interval.

Daniel Sturridge doubled the advantage with a deflected shot three minutes after the break – his 20th league goal of the campaign – but Sunderland bounced back. They hit the woodwork through Lee Cattermole – Sturridge then doing likewise for Liverpool – before pulling one back when Ki Sung-Yong swooped to head in Adam Johnson's corner. It was not enough, though, ensuring the Merseysiders stay firmly in the hunt for their first championship since 1990.

In the day's other fixture, West Ham United FC moved up to 11th with a 2-1 home success against Hull City AFC. Mark Noble converted from the penalty spot and James Chester inadvertently turned into his own net either side of Nikica Jelavić's effort for Hull.

Last updated: 27/03/14 1.12CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 26/03/2014 22:51 CET

26/03/2014

LiverpoolLiverpool2-1SunderlandSunderland

Gerrard 39, Sturridge 48

Ki Sung-Yong 76

Venue: Liverpool

26/03/2014

West HamWest Ham2-1HullHull

Noble 26 (P), Chester 54 (og)

Jelavić 48

Venue: London

25/03/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United0-3Man. CityMan. City

Džeko 1, 56, Y. Touré 90

Venue: Manchester

25/03/2014

ArsenalArsenal2-2SwanseaSwansea

Podolski 73, Giroud 74

Bony 11, Flamini 90 (og)

Venue: London

25/03/2014

NewcastleNewcastle0-3EvertonEverton

Barkley 22, Lukaku 52, Osman 87

Venue: Newcastle

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