Chelsea beats Norwich, extends Premier League lead

Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea extended its Premier League lead with a 4-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday while defending champion Manchester City climbed to second place by beating Sunderland 3-0.

Chelsea rallied after Grant Holt scored for Norwich in the 11th minute. Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard scored before halftime and Branislav Ivanovic added a late goal.

Chelsea leads the league by four points and is off to its best start since the 2005-06 season. City rose to second after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner.

Everton slipped to third after being held to a 2-2 draw by Wigan. West Bromwich Albion maintained its strong start with a 3-2 victory over last-place Queens Park Rangers.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Ten-man Getafe beat nine-man Real Zaragoza 1-0 on a penalty kick from Diego Castro for its first road victory of the Spanish league season.

Ndri Romaric left host Zaragoza a player down in the ninth minute when he was shown a red card for a knee-high tackle on Mehdi Lacen.

Alvaro Gonzalez was ejected in the second half for tripping Getafe's Pedro Leon in front of goal. Castro made the penalty kick in the 69th-minute. Getafe's Abdelaziz Barrada was sent off for a tackle on Jose Maria Martin in the 84th.

Oscar Gonzalez scored with a header in the 82nd minute for Valladolid to escape with a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Espanyol. Rayo Vallecano netted twice in the first half to beat visiting Deportivo La Coruna 2-1.

On Sunday, league-leader Barcelona looks for a club-record seventh win in seven games at the start of the season when it hosts Real Madrid.



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