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Sunderland came south to London and absolutely battered Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, handing the double holders a massive defeat, 3-0. Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan (pictured) and Danny Welbeck all scored for the Black Cats in one of the most unlikely results of the season. Not that Sunderland are a poor side, but the complete rout of the league leaders at their supposed bastion of a ground is surely the biggest surprise of this season. The Black Cats move up to sixth place, just three points out of a Champions League position, while Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table is reduced to two points.

Bacary Sagna and Cesc Fàbregas got Arsenal a two-goal lead just moments after half-time and brought the Gunners to within those two points of Chelsea in a 2-1 win away to Everton at Goodison Park. Tim Cahill’s 89th minute goal gave the Toffees a slight chance late-on, but mostly Arsenal did enough throughout the game to more than deserve the full three points. With both Manchester clubs drawing on the weekend and Chelsea losing, Arsenal was the only club to really pick up ground in the top four, edging a point past Man United. Everton will remain in thirteenth place.

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