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Chelsea wins again to go top of Premier League; big victories for Sunderland, West Ham

Sunderland's Adam Johnson, left, celebrates his goal against Fulham with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match at Craven Cottage, London, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
January 11, 2014 - 9:07 AM

MANCHESTER, England - Chelsea moved provisionally top of the English Premier League by beating Hull 2-0 Saturday while there were huge wins for Sunderland and West Ham in relegation battles at the other end of the standings.

Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively.

Everton will spend the night in the top four thanks to a 2-0 win over Norwich and Tottenham also boosted its chances of finishing in the Champions League spots by earning a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace, which slips to last place.

Sunderland moved off the bottom with a 4-1 win at Fulham, with Adam Johnson grabbing a hat trick. West Ham beat Cardiff away 2-0.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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