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Chelsea’s grip on Premiership tightens, Arsenal thrash Liverpool at Emirates

Chelsea keep their nerve and hold their commanding position at the top of the Premiership. Image: @Chelsea

Chelsea keep their nerve and hold their commanding position at the top of the Premiership. Image: @ChelseaFC

  • Despite a magnificent Stoke City Charlie Adam goal, Chelsea tighten grip on Premiership with 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge
  • Arsenal batter and thrash Liverpool at the Emirates leaving Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling looking much less than the £100,000 a week and more he’s holding out for
  • Queen’s Park Rangers relegation scrap boosted with 4-1 win at West Brom
  • West Ham fizzle out 1-2 to lowly Leicester at the King Power Stadium
  • Watford come back to draw 2-2 at Derby
  • Millwall win derby with local rivals Charlton 2-1 at the Den
  • Brentford win the other London derby beating Fulham 4-1 at Craven Cottage

Premiership

Stoke City’s Charlie Adam struck from 66 yards within his own half to beat the Chelsea goalkeeper in ‘a goal of the season’ but Mourinho’s hard men tighten their grip at the top of the Premiership 2-1 at home.

The goal has gone viral on the Internet with about one million views on YouTube in less 24 hours of the match.

Costa, though, picked up an injury.

Chelsea 2 Stoke City 1

Arsenal thrashed Liverpool and made them look like a lowly Championship side. Sweet revenge on last season’s bitter experience at Anfield.

Alexis Sanchez who snubbed Liverpool to join Arsenal rubbing the Merseysiders' noses further by a goal that show the gulf in class. Image: @Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez who snubbed Liverpool to join Arsenal rubbing the Merseysiders’ noses further by a goal that showed the gulf in class. Image: @ArsenalFC

But Liverpool are a shadow of last year’s team- Suarez munched his way to Barcelona, Gerrard has lost it, and Raheem Sterling blabs to the BBC about admiring Arsenal and moaning about his contract when he’s only 20, and holding out for more than £100,000 a year.

To be fair to Sterling, Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers singled him out as their best player and he did do his talking on the pitch.

Arsenal are on an impressive run of Premiership victories and have climbed to second place.

If Chelsea wobbled badly, they could mount a challenge for the title.

Arsenal 4 Liverpool 1

Joey Barton was on the end of an elbow this time, and having been shaken, he was also stirred into scoring Queen’s Park Rangers fourth goal  to boost their relegation fight with 4-1 win at West Brom.

West Bromwich Albion 1 Queen’s Park Rangers 4

It was scrappy and West Ham were unlucky not to come away with at least a point.

They’ll rue missing the penalty and Big Sam returns to London with frustrated Hammers players and fans.

Championship

Leicester City 2 West Ham Utd 1

Watford gain a valuable point at fellow promotion contenders Derby County with an improved second half performance.

Derby County 2 Watford 2

Lions have something to celebrate with a derby win at home to improving Charlton Athletic.

Millwall 2 Charlton Athletic 1

In the other London Championship derby Brentford smashed and grabbed at the Cottage with 4-1 emphatic win.

It’s their biggest ever win over Fulham.

6,000 visiting fans could savour three Brentford goals in the second half.

Could the Bees be heading for back to back promotion?

Fulham 1 Brentford 4

Other Leagues

On Thursday night Leyton Orient managed a very valuable away 1-0 victory at Coventry City.

Orient are now out of the relegation zone.

Coventry City 0 Leyton Orient 1

On Good Friday AFC Wimbledon drew 2-2 at home to Northampton Town.

AFC Wimbledon 2 Northampton Town 0

Dagenham and Redbridge were defeated by Shrewsbury Town 0-2 on Good Friday

Shrewsbury Town 2 Dagenham Redbridge 0

In the Vanarama Conference Barnet strengthen their promotion bid with home win at the Hive against relegation strugglers Nuneaton Town.

Barnet 1 Nuneaton Town 0

Battling Dartford took the long haul to Torquay and came away with a point in a hard-earned draw.

Good Friday win for Ebbsfleet United

Sutton United beat Chelmsford City 1-0 at home.

Wealdstone put 4 goals past Farnborough FC in front of 180 spectators

And south London’s loyally and enthusiastically supported Dulwich Hamlet clawed back some more confidence with another draw- this time a goalless one at Witham Town.

The pitch at the North Essex club was dreadful and the crowd of 198 one fifth of what Hamlet are used to playing in front of at Champion Hill.

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