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Chelsea extends lead atop Premier League to 7 points

February 7, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea extended its Premier Leauge lead to seven points by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday while Manchester City was held to a 1-1 draw by Hull.

Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic netted for Chelsea, either side of Jores Okore’s header for Villa.

City needed a last-minute free kick from James Milner to salvage a point at home to Hull after David Meyler had surprisingly put the visitors ahead in the first half.

Elsewhere, Tottenham came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in Saturday’s early game thanks to two goals from Harry Kane.

Southampton’s Champions League push continued with a 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers, while Crystal Palace beat Leicester 1-0 and Swansea drew 1-1 with Sunderland.

Liverpool plays city rival Everton in the late match.

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