Sunday Blues: A Bad Day For "The Blues"

Chelsea squandered the chance to go five points clear at the top of the table as goals from Sunderland's Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck sent them tumbling to their first home defeat since March.

Onuoha put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half-time with a wonderful individual goal and Gyan added the second early in the second half. Welbeck set the seal on a dreadful Chelsea performance when he intercepted Ashley Cole's backpass in the 87th minute and coolly slotted home. It was Sunderland's first win at Stamford Bridge since 2001 and they totally deserved it.



Arsenal survived a late Everton fightback to move up to second in the Premier League. Bacary Sagna scored the opening goal of the game, with captain Cesc Fabregas doubling their lead shortly after the interval.Tim Cahill scored in the 89th minute to set up a thrilling finale but the Gunners managed to hang on to win and move above Manchester United and two points behind Chelsea, in the table.

Winning at Goodison Park is no easy task. Only Newcastle had come here and won this season prior to Sunday, despite Everton's early difficulties. But Arsenal outclassed them for the first hour with an impressive combination of industry and invention. When they strike that kind of balance they look like the team best equipped to chase down Chelsea in this intriguing title race.



Meanwhile, AC Milan returned to the top of Serie A with a victory over city rivals Internazionale in the 275th Derby della Madonnina at the San Siro. A penalty from former Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the fifth minute was enough to decide a game which Milan ended with 10 men after Ignazio Abate was sent off on the hour mark.

The result takes Milan back to the top of the table above Lazio and leaves Inter six points adrift in fifth.

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