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28/02/2009 16:45, Report by Steve Bartram
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League: Blues go second

Chelsea look likely to be the main contenders for United's Premier League crown, having overtaken Liverpool on a dramatic Saturday afternoon.

Guus Hiddink's side looked set to drop two crucial points against Wigan Athletic after Olivier Kapo had cancelled out John Terry's opener, only for Frank Lampard to convert an injury-time winner at Stamford Bridge.

That result took the Blues ahead of Rafael Benitez's Merseysiders, who slipped to defeat at Middlesbrough. Boro hadn't won for 14 league games, but took the lead when Xabi Alonso scored an own-goal, and Tuncay made sure of the points with a second half strike.

Meanwhile, Arsenal posted a fourth successive

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TeamPGDPts
1Liverpool35+5280
2Chelsea35+4175
3Manchester City34+5674
4Arsenal35+2170
5Everton35+2369
6Tottenham Hotspur35+263

Premier League Results

Arsenal 0 Fulham 0
Chelsea 2 Wigan 1
Everton 2 West Brom 0
Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 0
Hull 1 Blackburn 2
West Ham 1 Manchester City 0
Bolton 1 Newcastle 0
Aston Villa v Stoke

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