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LONDON---Eden Hazard converted a sec-
ond-half penalty as Chelsea beat Queens
Park Rangers 2-1 yesterday to remain four
points clear at the top of the Premier
Arsenal and Southampton also won, but
Liverpool s inconsistent start to the season
continued with an away loss to Newcastle.
Oscar put Jose Mourinho s Chelsea side
ahead on 32 minutes with a sublime finish
across the goal, but Charlie Austin hauled
QPR level with a clever back-heeled flick.
Hazard was then fouled by Eduardo Var-
gas, and the Belgium international won the
game from the penalty spot.
But Chelsea manager Mourinho was not
impressed with the performance from his
"I don t think we played a very complete
game like we normally do," Mourinho said.
"We had a fantastic reaction at 1-1 but if
we play better, we win the game with dif-
Arsenal had to wait until the 70th minute
to take the lead at home to bottom club
Burnley through Alexis Sanchez, before
Calum Chambers scored from close range
for his first Arsenal goal two minutes later
as Burnley failed to clear a corner. Sanchez
then added another in the last minute.
But it was his opening goal, a powerful
downward header beyond goalkeeper Tom
Heaton from Chambers cross, which pleased
his manager Arsene Wenger.
"His header was more of a result of desire
than doing something technically. He is a
fighter," Wenger said of Sanchez.
Elsewhere, Liverpool s underwhelming start
to the season continued as they slumped to
a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle. Substitute Ayoze
Perez scored the decisive goal in the 74th, after
Alberto Moreno failed to clear Moussa Sissoko s
pass in the penalty area, for Newcastle s fourth
straight win in all competitions.
Manager Brendan Rodgers acknowledged
that Liverpool is not posing enough of an
attacking threat compared to last season.
"We ve lost probably 80 per cent of our
goals out of the team with Luis (Suarez)
going and Daniel (Sturridge s injury),"
But Southampton continued its impressive
start to the season with a 1-0 win at Hull.
Victor Wanyama scored for Ronald Koe-
man s side in the third minute with a long-
range strike after Hull goalkeeper Eldin
Jakupovic picked out the midfielder with a
poor clearance. Southampton s win means
it remains second in the table.
"It was not our best game in my opinion,"
Koeman said. "After we scored, Hull was
controlling. But the team performance was
incredible and another clean sheet brings
the points. Good organization is the key for
teams to be successful and we showed that
Everton was held to a 0-0 draw against
Swansea at Goodison Park, while West Ham
came from two goals down away to Stoke
to draw 2-2.
Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf put
Stoke ahead before Stewart Downing insti-
gated West Ham s comeback. He assisted
Enner Valencia s goal on the hour before
scoring himself with a fierce strike to earn
a point for his side 13 minutes later.
West Brom won 1-0 at Leicester after an
own goal from Esteban Cambiasso. (AP)
PARIS---Edinson Cavani and Jean-
Christophe Bahebeck helped defending
champion Paris Saint-Germain rally past
Lorient 2-1 yesterday and pull within a
point of leader Marseille in the French
Bahebeck came on as a substitute to net
the winner when he beat Lorient goalkeeper
Benjamin Lecomte to a long ball to score
into an empty net in the 68th minute.
Lorient midfielder Raphael Guerreiro had
opened the scoring by firing home a low
strike in the 42nd, but Cavani converted a
rebound to level in the 61st.
In the race for a Champions League spot,
Lyon stayed one point behind PSG by defeat-
ing Nice 3-1. Lyon striker Alexandre
Lacazette scored with a solo run in the 80th
and a long-range strike in stoppage time to
raise his league tally to 10 goals this season,
tying Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac
as the top scorer.
Saint-Etienne forward Max-Alain Gradel
netted a header in the 60th to salvage a 1-
1 draw with mid-table Lille.
Former France international Florent Mal-
ouda led promoted Metz to a 3-2 win over
Caen by converting a penalty in the 90th.
Montpellier snapped a three-game losing
streak in all competitions by sinking Evian
2-0 with goals from wingers Kevin Berigaud
and Anthony Mounier.
Guingamp moved out of the relegation
zone by edging Bastia 1-0 with a goal from
Sambou Yatabare in the 32nd.
Today, Marseille hosts Lens, Rennes visits
Nantes and Bordeaux plays Toulouse.
Monaco drew 1-1 with Reims on Friday.
Chelsea stays four points
clear in Premier League
PSG rallies past Lorient 2-1 in French league
BERLIN---Arjen Robben s late penalty gave
Bayern Munich a hard-fought 2-1 win over
Borussia Dortmund to leave the visitors in the
Bundesliga s relegation zone yesterday.
Robben converted from the spot in the 85th
minute, completing Bayern s comeback 13 min-
utes after Robert Lewandowski scored the
equaliser against his former side.
Marco Reus gave Dortmund a 31st-minute
lead with a header from Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang s deep cross.
Bayern, the defending champion, consolidated
first place after maintaining its unbeaten start
to the season, while Juergen Klopp s Dortmund
is in the relegation playoff place after its fifth
defeat in a row.
Dortmund, the 2011 and 2012 champion, has
made its worst start to a season after losing
seven of the opening 10 games.
Earlier, Rafael van der Vaart s first-half penalty
earned Hamburger SV a bad-tempered 1-0 win
over Bayer Leverkusen to move out of the rel-
The Dutchman converted in the 26th minute,
after Omer Toprak was penalized for a push on
Marcell Jansen in the area.
Karim Bellarabi came agonizingly close to
equalizing deep in injury time when he struck
the right post after surging through the Hamburg
Six Hamburg and three Leverkusen players
were booked in a hard-fought game punctuated
by strong tackles and rising tempers. Both coaches
had to be restrained as players, substitutes and
coaching staff became embroiled at the end of
the first half.
Hamburg moved two points above Dortmund,
which is level on seven points with Werder Bre-
men, which won 2-1 at Mainz in Viktor Skripnik s
first league game as coach.
His predecessor, Robin Dutt, was sacked with
the side bottom last Saturday after failing to win
any of its opening nine games.
Also, Wolfsburg moved provisionally second
with a 4-0 rout at Stuttgart, and Hannover beat
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 thanks to the unfortunate
Alexander Madlung s own goal in the 88th
The late game got off to a frenetic start, with
both Bayern and Dortmund creating chances.
Robben brought a good stop from Dortmund
keeper Roman Weidenfeller, before Henrikh
Mkhitaryan hit the post after a fine run at the
Reus, who is reportedly a transfer target for
Bayern, opened the scoring after Thomas Mueller,
Robben and Mehdi Benatia all went close for
the home side.
Aubameyang played a one-two with Shinji
Kagawa, burst through on the right and whipped
the ball in over Jerome Boateng for the incoming
Reus, who held off Benatia to head inside the
Bayern responded with a spell of incessant
pressure only to find Weidenfeller in inspired
Dortmund defender Mats Hummels went off
at halftime with a foot injury to be replaced by
Subotic, and Franck Ribery proved the difference
after coming on with 20 minutes remaining.
Ribery s attempted pass for Robben was cleared
by Subotic, but only as far as Lewandowski, who
fired first time inside the right post.
Ribery blocked another attempted clearance
from Subotic, who attempted to make up for
his mistake by pulling the Frenchman back.
Ribery fell in the tussle and Robben stepped up
to claim what was a deserved winner. (AP)
Chelsea's Eden Hazard, second
right, celebrates with
teammates after scoring a goal
during the English Premier
League football match between
Chelsea and Queens Park
Rangers at Stamford Bridge
Stadium in London, yesterday.
Chelsea won 2-1. AP PHOTO
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