11 Jan 2015

Chelsea regain EPL lead

7:21 am on 11 January 2015

Chelsea have re-gained the lead in English football's Premier League, with a 2-nil win over Newcastle United as defending champions Manchester City drew 1-all at Everton.

Chelsea have watched a nine point lead evaporate over recent weeks but edged two points clear with goals from Oscar and Diego Costa sealing a 10th home league win out of 10.

Chelsea have 49 points from 21 games with City on 47.

Chelsea's Diego Costa

Diego Costa helped Chelsea regain the lead in the English Premier League. Photo: Photosport

Eighth-placed Liverpool edged nearer the top four with a 1-0 victory at Sunderland and are now four points behind fourth-placed Southampton who play third-placed Manchester United tomorrow.

Queens Park Rangers fell into the relegation zone after a 2-1 loss at Burnley, becoming the first Premier League side to lose their first 10 away games of the season.

Leicester City remain at the bottom of the table despite a 1-nil win over Aston Villa while West Bromwich Albion had 1-nil win over Hull City.

Swansea City and West Ham United drew 1-1.