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PREMIER LEAGUE WRAP WEDNESDAY: Chelsea and Man City power on as Arsenal edge Southampton

Chelsea have continued their early-season dominance on the Barclays Premier League with a barnstorming 3-0 win over Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho's Blues are now six points clear of reigning champions Manchester City after seeing off Spurs at Stamford Bridge with a clinical display.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring with a fine give-and-go with Didier Drogba in the 19th minute which ended in the Belgian hammering a low left-footed shot past Hugo Lloris before the French goalkeeper contributed to the home side's second goal.

Lloris attempted clearance landed at the feet of Hazard who played in Oscar before a pinpoint through-ball found Drogba in the area, allowing the veteran to fight off close attention from the Spurs defence before firing home in the 22nd minute.

The win, which was Chelsea's 11th in 14 league games, was rounded off just over 15 minutes from time when second-half sub Loic Remy slotted home to maintain their dominance over the remainder of the competition.

In hot pursuit of the west Londoners, however, is Manuel Pellegrini's City who came from behind to eventually account comfortably for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Connor Wickham scored first for the Black Cats in the 19th minute before a Sergio Aguero-led attack kicked into gear to come up with a 4-1 win on the road.

Aguero rocketed home his 13th of the league season in the 21st minute before Stevan Jovetic made it 2-1 just before half-time after a stunning passing display from City which saw the striker get on the end of a clever flick-on from Aguero.

Pablo Zabaleta added an extra goal ten minutes into the second half when he delightfully chipped over Costel Pantilimon following a deft past from Samir Nasri before Aguero grabbed his 14th of the term with a quality close range glance from a James Milner to give City their first win at Sunderland in four years.

Elsewhere, Arsenal kept up the pressure on the top five by edging third-placed Southampton 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.

The only goal of the game came in the 89th minute through summer signing Alexis Sanchez who finished a pass from Aaron Ramsey to give the Gunners their second win in a row which has them sitting sixth on the table, 13 points off league leaders Chelsea.

And at Goodison Park, Everton and Hull City played out a 1-1 draw with Sone Aluko cancelling out Romelu Lukaku's 34th-minute opener to see the sides sitting 11th and 17th respectively.

2014/15 Barclays Premier League - season scores

Arsenal: 1 (Alexis Sanchez 89') Southampton: 0 Emirates Stadium, London - 60,025

Chelsea: 3 (Eden Hazard 19', Didier Drogba 22', Loic Remy 73') Tottenham: 0 Stamford Bridge, London - 41,518

Everton: 1 (Romelu Lukaku 34') Hull City: 1 (Sone Aluko 59') Goodison Park, Liverpool - 34,645

Sunderland: 1 (Connor Wickham 19') Manchester City: 4 (Sergio Aguero 21'/71', Stevan Jovetic 39', Pablo Zabaleta 55') Stadium of Light, Sunderland - 41,152

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