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Football: Advantage Liverpool as Sunderland stun Chelsea

Published on Apr 20, 2014 6:17 AM
Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho (right) shakes hands with his Sunderland counterpart Gus Poyet after their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London, April 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Sunderland condemned Chelsea to their first home Premier League defeat under Jose Mourinho with a stunning 2-1 victory on Saturday, April 19, 2014, that took Liverpool a step closer to the title.

Chelsea were bidding to take over from Liverpool at the summit, but their loss to the league's bottom club means that Brendan Rodgers's side can now open up a five-point lead if they win at Norwich City on Sunday.

Samuel Eto'o put Chelsea ahead after only 12 minutes, but Sunderland equalised quickly through Connor Wickham and claimed victory thanks to an 82nd-minute penalty from on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.

Mourinho, who had avoided defeat in his previous 77 home league games as Chelsea manager, hit out sarcastically at referee Mike Dean after the game.

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