Posted January 12, 2013 on AP on Fox
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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. Walters headed the ball into his own net on attempted clearances in the second minute of first-half stoppage time and in the 62nd. Frank Lampard converted a penalty kick in the 65th for his 194th Chelsea goal, moving past Kerry Dixon into sole possession of second place on the club scoring list behind Bobby Tambling's 202. Eden Hazard added a goal from 30 yards in the 73rd as Chelsea became the first Premier League club to win at Brittania Stadium since Sunderland on Feb. 4. Chelsea (12-4-5) has 41 points and moved past Tottenham (12-6-4), which tied 0-0 at last-place Queens Park Rangers (2-12-8). American midfielder Clint Dempsey entered for Spurs in the 69th. First-place Manchester United (17-3-1) hosts eighth-place Liverpool (8-6-7) on Sunday, when second-place Manchester City (13-2-6), which trails by seven poi...
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