Football

Mata winner gives Terry lift

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Chelsea captain John Terry came through a hostile reception at Arsenal as the Blues consolidated their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 win courtesy of Juan Mata's second-half goal.

Fernando Torres fired Chelsea ahead following some poor marking by Laurent Koscielny and Juan Mata's free-kick squirmed in to secure three points for the European champions after Gervinho had equalised on the stroke of half-time.

Former England skipper Terry was earlier this week found guilty of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand by a Football Association hearing but could still appeal a verdict which saw him banned for four matches and fined £220,000.

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Gervinho
Arsenal
Football
John Terry
Chelsea
Anton Ferdinand
Premier League
Fernando Torres
Juan Mata
Laurent Koscielny

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