Chelsea stay five points clear of champions in Premier League

Chelsea are now five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-0 victory over Wolves at Stamford Bridge. A brace from midfielder Michael Essien and a goal each from Florent Malouda and Joe Cole took the Blues eight points clear temporarily at the top of the league.

Manchester United cut their lead at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford. Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher gave United the lead with a superb volley before Michael Carrick made it two in the second half and winger Antonio Valencia made it three with a deflected effort.

United moved above Arsenal into second after the Gunners lost 1-0 at Sunderland. The only goal of the game came from Darren Bent as he reacted quickest to the ball in the penalty area. Liverpool and Manchester City drew 2-2 at Anfield. After an awful first half Liverpool took the lead early in the second half as defender Martin Skrtel poked home an effort.

City equalised half way through the second half striker Emmanuel Adebayor heading past Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal. City took the lead soon afterwards as midfielder Stephen Ireland made no mistake from close range. The home side equalised virtually straight away as Yossi Benayoun scored from a few yards out.

Arguably the most talked about game of the weekend was Tottenham’s amazing 9-1 victory over Wigan at White Hart Lane. The hero of the game was England striker Jermain Defoe who scored five times. Peter Crouch, Niko Kranjcar and Aaron Lennon also got on the scoresheet along with an own goal by Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland making it a convincing victory for Spurs. Wigan’s lone replay came from midfielder Paul Scharner.

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