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Chelsea
2 - 0
Sunderland

Stamford Bridge

8th December 2007 15:00

Attendance: 41707

Referee:

Sunderland were simply outclassed by a Chealsea side who will be pushing for the league title come May. Chelsea took all three points thanks to goals from Shevchenko and Lampard.

Kalou hit the bar for Chelsea early on in the first half but they didn`t have to wait long for their first goal.

Kalou`s was then unmarked on the left and his superb cross was converted by Shevcheko at the far post.

Sunderland were practically spectators in the first half and managed only one shot on goal in the first half with Kenwyne Jones shooting from outside the area.

Sunderland came out after the break and managed to see a lot more of the ball by closing down Chelsea and stifling their play.

All was going well and just as it looked like we could get something out of the game then disaster struck. Higginbotham pulled Alex`s shirt and Peter Walton pointed to the spot.

Frank Lampard stepped up and converted the penalty.

Liam Miller was then sent off for raising his hands after been provoked by Pizarro.

It was then a case on damage limitation for Sunderland.

Sunderland Line Up 4-5-1

Ward
Halford
McShane
Higginbotham
Collins
Miller
Leadbitter (Stokes)
Etuhu
Whitehead
Wallace
Jones (Murphy)


Subs not used

Gordon
Yorke
Cole

Star Player

Dickson Etuhu - A very good performance from the midfielder got stuck in and bossed the midfield with some crunching tackles.

Match Comment

Well nobody really expected us to get anything from Stamford bridge and at least we didn`t get hammered. Now we look to Villa on Saturday and we need to get some points to start and pull away from the bottom of the league.


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Writer:KEV1N
Date:Sunday December 9 2007
Time: 3:40PM

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Comments

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Considering how crap we played, Im very happy for the 3 pts. And if was Miller, Id feckin punched his lights out, Pizzaro is useless. Best of luck to your lot for the rest of the season.
Blue is the colour
09/12/2007 17:06:00
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I'll second those sentiemnts - Pizarro should have walked as well!
merlin
09/12/2007 17:13:00
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A Good Result By Your Standards...!
horseworrier
13/12/2007 09:09:00
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Too say Chelsae were poor, it's not looking good for you guy's at the moment. Need to start winning soon.
will it ever happen
18/12/2007 19:13:00
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