Posted January 12, 2013 on
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Jonathan Walters scored two own goals Saturday as Chelsea beat Stoke 4-0 to emphatically end the host's unbeaten home record in the Premier League.
The unfortunate Walters planted two headers into his own net when trying to clear the ball to give Chelsea a 2-0 lead by the 63rd minute. Frank Lampard then added a penalty in the 66th to move into sole possession of second place on the club's all-time scoring list, before Eden Hazard finished off the rout with a swerving long-range strike in the 73rd.
Stoke had not lost at Britannia Stadium in the Premier League since February last year, but it's normally stodgy defense came undone as the club fell to its heaviest home defeat since returning to the top flight in 2008.
Chelsea, meanwhile, climbed into third place in the standings, leapfrogging Tottenham which was held 0-0 by Queens Park Rangers earlier Saturday.
Walters' miserable day was made even worse when he missed a penalty in the 90th minute, sending the ball of...
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Chelsea routed Stoke 4-0 Saturday to move into third place in the Premier League, taking advantage of Jonathan Walters' two own goals and missed penalty kick.
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