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Chelsea ripped apart at Stamford Bridge

Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their biggest home defeat for nearly nine years when they were humbled 3-0 by Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

sports Updated: Nov 15, 2010 22:51 IST
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Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered their biggest home defeat for nearly nine years when they were humbled 3-0 by Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Arsenal climbed to second with a 2-1 win at Everton before Sunderland produced an inspired display at the home of the champions to complete one of the upsets of the season.

Stunning goals from Nedum Onuoha and Asamoah Gyan put Sunderland 2-0 ahead by the 52nd minute and a rare mistake by England fullback Ashley Cole allowed Danny Welbeck to complete the rout just before the end.

Onuoha's goal, the first by an opposition player in the league at Chelsea this season, came just before halftime following a mazy dribble Lionel Messi would have been proud of which left three Chelsea defenders trailing in his wake.

Gyan's strike completed a brilliant build-up following swift passing from Jordan Henderson and Welbeck, leaving the club's record signing free to plant the ball perfectly past Petr Cech.

Chelsea remained top of the table. Their lead at the top was cut from three to two points by Arsenal's win at Everton. Manchester United, who drew 2-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday, are a point behind Arsenal in third on 25 points.


AC beat Inter

Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored with an early penalty to give AC Milan a 1-0 win against former team Inter Milan and end a run of three losses in the Serie A derby.

Madrid stay on top

Madrid: Gonzalo Higuain's late goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win at Sporting Gijon to stay top of the Spanish League. The win moved Madrid to 29 points, one ahead of Barcelona.