EPL Update: Chelsea Surge 2 Points Clear as Man City Drop Points

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle

Chelsea opened up a two-point lead at the summit of the Barclays Premier League after a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.

Oscar broke the deadlock with two minutes left to the break, getting on the end of Branislav Ivanovic’s cut-back to finish past Tim Krul.

The Brazilian then turned provider in the 59th minute, when he set up Diego Costa, who converted his 15th goal of the league campaign.

The win was enough for the Blues to move two points clear of Manchester City after Everton forced the champions to a draw at Goodison Park.

Diego Costa Celebrates With Oscar and team-Mates His 15th Goal of the 2014-15 EPL Season. Image: Getty.
Diego Costa Celebrates With Oscar and team-Mates His 15th Goal of the 2014-15 EPL Season. Image: Getty.

Everton 1-1 Man City

Steven Naismith’s quick-fire equaliser restored parity for Everton after David Silva had pulled City ahead at Goodison Park.

Swansea 1-1 West Ham

Andy Carroll scored a wonder goal but Mark Noble’s own goal denied West Ham an away win at Swansea.

Burnley 2-1 QPR

Goals from Scott Arfield and Danny Ings lifted Burnley out of relegation zone, despite Charlie Austin’s spot kick either side.

Leicester 1-0 Aston Villa

Paul Konchesky’s match-winner in first half injury time saw Leicester City run away with victory at hhome to Aston Villa.

West Brom 1-0 Hull

Saido Berahino smashed home Victor Anichebe’s indirect free-kick as Tony Pulis got off to a winning start as West Brom’s head coach in the league at home to Hull City.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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