EPL: Arsenal, Manchester City register wins after Chelsea retain top spot

After John Terry fired Chelsea home with a late goal, Arsenal battered Sunderland 4-1 while Manchester City beat Stoke City 1-0 to not allow Chelsea to take a big lead at the top of the table.

updated: February 23, 2014 00:23 IST
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Arsenal and Manchester City replied in kind after John Terry scored an injury-time winner against Everton to preserve Chelsea's position as Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Chelsea's victory momentarily gave them a four-point lead at the summit, but Arsenal closed the gap to a point by overwhelming Sunderland 4-1 and City are three points back with a game in hand after edging Stoke City 1-0.

Arsenal had been dealt a dispiriting 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday and they reacted in style by outclassing third-bottom Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium.

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