Tuesday 11 February 2014
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The Barclays Premier League title race took another unexpected turn on Tuesday night when Chelsea were denied a victory against West Bromwich Albion by Victor Anichebe's late equaliser and Jose Mourinho, the Blue manager, put the result down a lack of personality in the team.
The Barclays Premier League leaders looked set to extend their advantage at the summit to four points after Branislav Ivanovic – as he did eight days ago at Manchester City – gave the Blues a first-half lead.
But the Serbia defender's contribution would not prove decisive on this occasion as Saido Berahino's 87th-minute cross was glanced in by substitute Anichebe, who also ensured a share of the spoils when Liverpool visited The Hawthorns last weekend.
"We must have the personality to get out, to not accept the pressure," Mourinho said. "The game could perfectly have ended 1-0, but we have to give some truth to their reaction."
Arsenal and Manchester City can both leapfrog Jose Mourinho's team with wins in their respective games against Manchester United and Sunderland on Wednesday night, while West Brom edge out of the relegation zone ahead of the latter club on goal difference.
Jose Fonte's 69th-minute goal was enough to seal a slender 1-0 away win for Southampton over Hull City. Referee Martin Atkinson had to refer to the Goal Decision System in order to award Southampton the goal after the ball looked to have been hacked off the line. Earlier, Shane Long had been denied by the frame of the goal on what was a disappointing evening for Hull, who also lost defender Paul McShane to injury in the first half.
Victory for Southampton moves them up to eighth, above Newcastle United, while Hull are still four points from the drop zone after their fourth home Barclays Premier League defeat of the season.
Late goals from James Collins and Mohamed Diame earned West Ham United a 2-0 home victory over Norwich City. The capital club's third successive 2-0 win in the Barclays Premier League and a 13th clean sheet of the season – the division's best record – moves them up to 10th place, three points clear of the visitors, whose winless run was extended to four matches.
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian was in fine form throughout the contest, and his heroics enabled the hosts to remain level before Collins broke the deadlock with a towering header six minutes from time. Substitute Diame then sealed the win by finishing off a swift counter-attack in injury time as Norwich pushed for a late leveller.
Elsewhere, Cardiff City and Aston Villa played out a goalless draw that did little to aid either side's hopes of securing Barclays Premier League survival. The hosts had the greater number of opportunities, striking the woodwork twice in quick succession during the first half, while Kenwyne Jones missed a presentable headed opportunity midway through the second period, but they were indebted the save of the match from a rasping Fabian Delph strike. The result leaves Cardiff in 19th place, two points adrift of safety, while Villa moved up to 11th.
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