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Sunderland Defeat Chelsea 2-1 At Stamford Bridge

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by Sky

Fabio Borini scored a late penalty as bottom-side Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge to dent the Blues’ title hopes.

Samuel Eto’o put the home side ahead ahead on 12 minutes when volleying home Willian’s corner from the left.

But Connor Wickham – who scored a brace in Sunderland’s midweek draw with Man City – levelled six minutes later when slotting home from close range after Mark Schwarzer could only parry Marcos Alonso’s long range effort from a corner.

Ramires looked lucky to stay on the field after appearing to catch Seb Larsson with an elbow, and the Black Cats won the game with eight minutes remaining after a penalty was awarded when subsitute Jozy Altidore went down under a challenge by Cesar Azpilicueta in the box.

On loan Liverpool player Borini scored the resulting penalty to hand his parent club the advantage in the title race over his former club Chelsea, and hand his present side Sunderland a relegation lifeline, with the Black Cats now just three points from safety.

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