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English Premier League: Chelsea stretch their lead at the top as Torres scores again

Chelsea moved four points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League as they came from behind to run out 4-1 winners over Norwich at Stamford Bridge.

The Canaries took a surprise lead in the 11th minute through Grant Holt. The advantage lasted just four minutes, Fernando Torres heading home, before Frank Lampard put Chelsea in front with a drilled effort from the edge of the area. Eden Hazard made it 3-1 and Branislav Ivanovic scored a fierce volley with 15 minutes to play.

QPR’s winless run extended to seven matches at the Hawthorns, with a 3-2 win for hosts West Brom. James Morrison headed the Baggies in front after six minutes and Zoltan Gera got the second after 22 minutes. The recalled Adel Taarabt put the Rs back in contention, but Youssuf Mulumbu made it 3-1. Esteban Granero grabbed an injury-time goal.

Leighton Baines secured a 2-2 draw for Everton at former club Wigan, scoring an 87th-minute penalty.

Arouna Kone (10) and Nikica Jelavic (11) traded headed goals before Franco Di Santo converted Gary Caldwell’s cross, before Kevin Mirallas earned the spot-kick.

Reading gave up a two-goal lead as they drew 2-2 with Swansea at the Liberty 
Stadium.

Michel Vorm made a rare howler as he allowed Pavel Pogrebnyak’s 31st-minute attempt to squirm through him and Noel Hunt’s volley doubled the lead moments before half-time.

Michu responded with a diving header in the 71st minute and Wayne Routledge levelled seven minutes later after a wonderful passing move.

 

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