A genius of Mata keeps Chelsea in the lead

Chelsea got a victory suffered (1-0) against a tough Stoke City that allows him to position himself as a solo leader, although two of his rivals, Manchester United y Arsenal, they dispute their matches on Sunday. Di Matteo's set had to wait for the minute 85 for what Ashley Cole will seal the victory after a great heel pass from Juan Mata.

The Stoke, who had drawn all his matches until his visit to Stamford Bridge, He knew how to close ranks around his goalkeeper, el bosnio Asmir Begovic, at the same time that he had some chances against, especially in the boots of the tall Peter Crouch, though Cole's final goal did concede his first championship loss.

Meanwhile, Everton achieved a resounding victory on Swansea ground (0-3), one of the teams that had started the tournament on the right foot, and manages to momentarily rise to second place. The Liverpool team had a good first half and, with goals from Victor Anichebe and Kevin Mirallas, dominated rest with authority (0-2). In the final minutes, Belgian Marouane Fellaini signed the victory for the team trained by David Moyes. In the Welsh team, ownership for the Spanish media Pablo Hernández and Michu, that could not shine excessively.

Another of the beneficiaries of the Saturday day was West Bromwich, that surpassed by 1-0 to Reading in his fiefdom of The Hawthorns and got third place. The bottom of the Premier sold his defeat dearly in the field of a West Bromwich that was able to obtain an important victory thanks to the goal of the Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku in the minute 71.

Meanwhile, Fulham also clinch a place in the Champions League after a narrow away win at Wigan Athletic Stadium by 1-2. The London team had as scorers the Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega and the Irish medium Damien Duff, while Arouna Koné shortened distances in the discount for the team of the Spanish Roberto Martínez. The other two matches of the day resulted in a local victory for Southampton against Aston Villa (4-1) and draw on one goal between West Ham and Sunderland.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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