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Football: Ba keeps Chelsea title charge going

Published on Apr 14, 2014 6:19 AM
Chelsea's Demba Ba celebrates scoring a goal against Swansea City during their English Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, on April 13, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SWANSEA (AFP) - Demba Ba's fourth league goal of the Premier League season kept Chelsea in touch with leaders Liverpool as they won 1-0 away to 10-man Swansea on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Having seen Liverpool kick off the day with a significant 3-2 victory over Manchester City at Anfield, Chelsea knew that nothing less than three points at the Liberty Stadium would suffice.

They fired blanks for much of the game, but in the end garnered another valuable win thanks to Ba's clinical strike 22 minutes from time against a Swansea side who had long since been a man down following Chico Flores's early dismissal for two yellow cards.

"I've been here three times with Chelsea without winning before today," Blues assistant manager Steve Holland, sent out by Mourinho to conduct post-match interviews, told the BBC.

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