Chelsea Pull Clear, As Man United Cruise

Quick-fire goals by Samuel Eto’o and Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea to a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday that sent them seven points clear in the Premier League.
Eto’o put Chelsea ahead in the 56th minute and Hazard added a penalty four minutes later after Younes Kaboul had been sent off for a foul on Eto’o. Demba Ba added a late brace.
Eto’o’s opener was gifted to him by Jan Vertonghen and both of Ba’s goals also stemmed from errors, as Spurs’ 23-year wait for victory at Stamford Bridge went on.
Chelsea now lead Liverpool and Arsenal by seven points, but both teams have a game in hand, while fourth-place Manchester City, who are nine points off the pace, have three fixtures to fulfill.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continued to play down his side’s title chances, saying: “I would prefer to be in Man City’s position, because they have three matches in hand.
“We don’t have control of our destiny. If we win all our matches, then maybe we are not champions. If Man City win their games, they are champions”.
Earlier, Manchester United kept their fading hopes of Champions League qualification flickering with a breezy 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.
Goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and substitute Danny Welbeck gave United back-to-back league wins for the first time since December, following their 2-0 success at Crystal Palace last month.
Victory inched the defending champions to within nine points of Manchester City, although they have played two more games.
“I thought our forward play was very good”, United manager David Moyes told BT Sport.
“I thought both Robin (van Persie) and Wayne were excellent today, and Juan Mata and Adnan (Januzaj). But it also needed a good defensive performance as well, so all round we were pleased”.


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