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Football: Terry grabs late Chelsea winner to end Everton resistance

Published on Feb 22, 2014 11:19 PM
 
Chelsea's John Terry (left) and team mates celebrate after Everton's Tim Howard scored an own goal during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London, on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014. Captain John Terry grabbed a stoppage-time winner to snatch Chelsea a 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday which maintained the London club's Premier League title challenge. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Captain John Terry grabbed a stoppage-time winner to snatch Chelsea a 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday which maintained the London club's Premier League title challenge.

After drawing their last league game against West Bromwich Albion and suffering a chastening FA Cup defeat by rivals Manchester City, Jose Mourinho's side were looking for a morale-boosting return to form.

Yet they looked sluggish for most of the match and when they finally sparked into life they came up against a stubborn Everton rear guard which only crumbled when a free kick from Frank Lampard found Terry who slid the ball home from close range.

Leaders Chelsea moved to 60 points from 27 games, four clear of second-placed Arsenal who face Sunderland at home later on Saturday.

 
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