PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP: Liverpool go second, Arsenal beaten as Schurrle fires Chelsea hat-trick

Liverpool moved to second spot on the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-0 win at Southampton on the weekend.

Liverpool moved to second spot on the Premier League table courtesy of a 3-0 win at Southampton on the weekend.

The Reds made it four wins in a row and extended their unbeaten streak to nine after Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard all found the back of the net at St Mary’s Stadium.

Liverpool remain four points behind league leaders Chelsea but have moved ahead of Arsenal on goal difference following the Gunners’ disappointing 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Arsene Wenger’s side conceded a second-half penalty when Laurent Koscielny handled the ball in the area for Jon Walters to step up and send Wojciech Szczesny the wrong way, giving the Potters a third big win at the Britannia Stadium after beating Chelsea and Manchester United at home earlier in the season.

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the table by beating bottom-placed Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage thanks to a first hat-trick in English football to Andre Schurrle who struck his treble within 16 minutes in the second half.

Elsewhere, Moussa Sissoko netted twice as Newcastle United beat Hull City 4-1 away, Everton edged West Ham United 1-0, Aston Villa came from behind to hammer Norwich City 4-1 courtesy of a Christian Benteke brace, Crystal Palace netted late to force a 1-1 draw with ten-man Swansea City and Tottenham narrowly beat Cardiff City 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Manchester City’s clash with neighbours Manchester United had been rescheduled to allow the former to compete in the Capital One Cup which they won, beating Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley, as the Black Cats had their league fixture with West Bromwich Albion postponed.

2013/14 Barclays Premier League season scores

Everton: 1 (Romelu Lukaku 81’)
West Ham United: 0
Goodison Park, Liverpool – 38,286

Fulham: 1 (John Heitinga 74’)
Chelsea: 3 (Andre Schurrle 52’/65’/68’)
Craven Cottage, London – 24,577

Hull City: 1 (Curtis Davies 46’)
Newcastle United: 4 (Moussa Sissoko 10’/55’, Loic Remy 42’, Vurnon Anita 90+3’)
KC Stadium, Kingston-upon-Hull – 24,903

Stoke City: 1 (Jon Walters (p) 76’)
Arsenal: 0
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent – 26,711

Southampton: 0
Liverpool: 3 (Luis Suarez 16’, Raheem Sterling 58’, Steven Gerrard (p) 90+5’)
St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton – 31,659

Aston Villa: 4 (Christian Benteke 25’/27’, Leandro Bacuna 37’, Sebastien Bassong (og) 41’)
Norwich City: 1 (Wes Hoolahan 3’)
Villa Park, Birmingham – 30,303

Swansea City: 1 (Jonathan de Guzman 25’, red card: Chico Flores 81’)
Crystal Palace: 1 (Glenn Murray 82’)
Liberty Stadium, Swansea – 20,240

Tottenham: 1 (Roberto Soldado 28’)
Cardiff City: 0
White Hart Lane, London – 35,512

 
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