9 Feb 2014

Chelsea retake EPL lead

1:49 pm on 9 February 2014

Chelsea returned to the top of the English Premier League football competition with a 3-0 win over Newcastle, Belgium star Eden Hazard scoring a hat-trick.

Manchester City squandered their chance to go back to the top of the competition, held to a nil all draw at Norwich.

West Ham won 2-0 at Aston Villa to climb out of the relegation zone as All Whites captain Winson Reid continued his return from a lengthy injury break with another appearance off the bench.

In other matches, Crystal Palace beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1, Southampton and Stoke drew 2-2, Hull beat Sunderland 2-0 and Swansea had a 1-0 win over Cardiff in the Welsh derby.