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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-10-05

Second-half goals from France pair Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda settled a Chelsea 2-0 win against Liverpool. The Blues now move two points clear at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal hammered Blackburn Rovers 6-2 (picture).

Reuters - Chelsea moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 defeat of Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Second-half goals from France pair Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda settled an absorbing contest as Chelsea returned to form following last week's defeat at Wigan Athletic.

Chelsea have 21 points after seven wins in their opening eight games while Liverpool drop out of the top four below Arsenal, who earlier hammered Blackburn Rovers 6-2.

Manchester United are second with 19 points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on 16 with Arsenal and Liverpool on 15.

In Sunday's other games, Everton drew 1-1 against visiting Stoke City while West Ham United remain in the bottom three after a 2-2 home draw with 10-man Fulham.
 

Date created : 2009-10-04