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Drogba double gives Chelsea priceless win over Arsenal
March 23, 2008 23:56 IST
Chelsea kept alive their hopes of winning the Premier League title at the same time as severely denting Arsenal's when late goals from Didier Drogba gave them a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Drogba scored after 73 and 82 minutes to give Chelsea victory after Bacary Sagna had put Arsenal ahead in the 59th minute with a near-post header from a Cesc Fabregas corner.
The victory lifted Chelsea into second place on 68 points from 31 matches, as Arsenal, now without a win in five league games, slipped to third on 67 points.
Champions Manchester United maintained their lead at the top of the table when they beat Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier on Sunday to move to 73 points. The loss left Liverpool on 59 points and out of contention.
(Editing by Miles Evans)