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Chelsea maintain Premier League title charge

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The game of the day saw a ruthless Chelsea side recover from their minor blip against Sunderland with a dominating 2-0 win over bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

This win for the Blues meant that their unbeaten run, which has now stretched to 23 games, was kept alive. Furthermore, it meant that Chelsea's lead at the top of the table was kept at six points, whilst Spurs dropped down into 10th place.

Even without star man, Diego Costa, the Stamford Bridge faithful were treated to a goal frenzy as club legend Didier Drogba, Frenchman Loic Remy and fan favourite Eden Hazard were all on target for Jose Mourinho's side.

The match up could have had a different conclusion all together if the north London side had been able to capitalise on their early chances, as Harry Kane was proving to be a handful for the Chelsea back-line.

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Sunderland V Manchester City

The current league champions made a huge statement in their bid to retain their crown with a thumping win against Sunderland.

City, who are six points behind league leaders Chelsea, cruised past the struggling Black Cats 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.

It was none other than the Golden Boot front-runner Sergio Aguero, who inspired them to victory scoring two goals and assisting one. Stevan Jovetic and Pablo Zabaleta also fired home against former City keeper Costel Pantilimon.

The result sees City stay in second - hot on the heels of Chelsea whilst Sunderland remain two points above the relegation zone in 14th.

Arsenal v Southampton

Not for the first time this season, Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez inspired Arsenal to a late win over high flying Southampton as the Gunners came out victorious as 1-0 winners.

Sanchez, who signed in the summer transfer window for £35million, slotted home past man-of-the-match Fraser Forster in the 89th minute to secure the three points in front of a packed Emirates Stadium.

The defeat was hard to swallow for the Saints', who so far this season have exceeded many people's expectations by holding on to their top four spot. But losses to Manchester City and Arsenal saw Southampton taste defeat in successive games for the the first time this season.

Southampton stay in third position in the Premier League following the loss whilst Arsenal occupy the sixth spot.

Everton v Hull City

Struggling Hull City moved out of the relegation zone on goal difference after securing a well earned point against Everton Goodison Park which saw the tense affair end in a 1-1 stalemate.

The Toffees' £28million record signing Romelu Lukaku notched his sixth goal of the season as Nigerian Sone Aluko was on the scoresheet for the visitors.

The result may spark some nervousness for Everton fans though, as they have looked a shadow of the side that finished fifth last season.

Everton remain in 11th place as Hull City narrowly creep out of the relegation zone in 17th.

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