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heavyweight champion David Haye
has postponed his all-British fight
with Tyson Fury Saturday because
of an injury. Hayemaker Boxing says
in a statement that Haye went to a
London hospital on Friday after
sustaining a deep cut above his left
eyebrow while sparring.
The injury required six stiches,
which will remain in place for five to
six days. Haye was to fight Fury in
Manchester, and said: “To everyone
who has bought tickets, booked
hotels, and followed this fight since
it was announced, there is
absolutely nothing I can do except
apologise.” Since losing his WBA
title to Wladimir Klitschko in July
2011, Haye (26-2) has fought only
once. Haye withdrew from his June
fight with Manuel Charr of Germany
after hurting his left hand in
Haye cut in sparring, postpones Fury bout
LONDON—Chelsea finally won and
Liverpool finally lost yesterday.
And, after five matches, Everton
remains the only side unbeaten in
the English Premier League.
Chelsea had been reeling from its
worst start during the decade of
Roman Abramovich’s ownership, but
second-half goals from Oscar and
John Obi Mikel secured a 2-0 victory
The win put Chelsea on top ahead
of today’s games, dislodging Liverpool,
which was beaten 1-0 at Anfield by
"I understand at this moment we
are not playing very, very well, the
results are not especially good,"
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said.
"But the beauty of the Premier League
is that...everybody loses matches."
The Merseyside club staged a sec-
ond-half comeback to beat ten-man
West Ham 3-2, with two goals from
Leighton Baines before Romelu
Lukaku headed in the winner.
The meeting of the league’s two
winless sides ended with West
Bromwich Albion beating Sunderland
Hull came from behind to win 3-
2 at Newcastle, and Aston Villa ended
a three-game losing streak by over-
coming Norwich 1-0.
At Stamford Bridge, the end of the
scoreless first half against Fulham
was greeted with boos by some
Chelsea fans fearful of a third suc-
But Oscar stabbed the ball into the
net seven minutes into the second
half after goalkeeper David Stockdale
parried from Andre Schurrle and
spilled Samule Eto’o’s shot.
The second goal came from the
unlikely source of Mikel, who had
never scored in the league since join-
ing Chelsea in 2006.
It came from the corner after goal-
keeper David Stockdale pushed striker
Fernando Torres’ header over, with
John Terry nodding the ball onto
Mikel to slice the ball into the net.
Liverpool has been the surprise
package this season as it searches not
only for a first English title since 1990,
but just a return to the top four
Champions League places.
But against Southampton, Liver-
pool couldn’t find a way past goal-
keeper Artur Boruc, who made a key
save from captain Steven Gerrard’s
free kick in the first half and also
denied Victor Moses.
Southampton’s winner came in the
54th, with Dejan Lovren rising to
meet Adam Lallana’s corner and head
home on the turn.
Liverpool was upstaged by Mersey-
side neighbor Everton.
West Ham led at halftime through
Ravel Morrison and, although Baines
equalised in the 62nd, the hosts’ lead
was restored from the penalty spot
by Mark Noble.
The game swung back in Everton’s
favor after Kevin Nolan was sent off
in the 81st for a foul on Ross Barkley
just outside the box.
And Baines leveled again for Ever-
ton from a free kick two minutes later
before substitute Lukaku headed in
from Kevin Mirallas’ cross.
Lukaku is on loan at Goodison Park
after Mourinho found no need for
him at Chelsea this season. Last sea-
son he thrived on loan at West Brom.
Without the striker, the Midlands
club had taken more than a month
into the season to win a league game.
There was a debut goal against
Sunderland for Stephane Sessegnon,
who was sold by visiting manager
Paolo di Canio in an acrimonious
deadline day move earlier this month.
After Liam Ridgewell scored the
second in the second half, Morgan
Amalfitano rounded off the victory
in stoppage time.
At Carrow Road, Villa goalkeeper
Brad Guzan saved a penalty from
Robert Snodgrass in the 6th after
Ciaran Clark handled.
It proved costly as Libor Kozak
netted for Villa on the half-hour.
The Czech Republic striker, who
came on for the injured Christian
Benteke, scored with a close-range
shot set up by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Bayern Munich routed Schalke 4-
0 to join Borussia Dortmund atop
the Bundesliga yesterday in the
side’s most impressive performance
since Pep Guardiola took over as
“It was our best game in the Bun-
desliga. We dominated completely.
We were pressurizing for the whole
game,” said Guardiola, who succeeded
Jupp Heynckes in the summer. “I’m
very happy and proud.”
It was Schalke’s biggest home
defeat in the league since a 6-0 loss
to Bochum in May 1981.
“Today the difference in class was
too big, especially in the second half.
We started very well. For the first 20
minutes or so Bayern found it dif-
ficult,” Schalke defender Benedikt
Hoewedes said. “Then we concede
such a stupid goal.”
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored with
a header from Arjen Robben’s corner
in the 21st, before David Alaba
crossed for Mario Mandzukic to make
it 2-0 with the home side still reeling.
Hoewedes was unable to clear the
Croatian’s header off the line.
The third goal seemed just a matter
of time and Alaba was involved again,
setting up Franck Ribery to score
from close range in the 75th.
Then Claudio Pizarro scored his
first goal of the season in the 84th,
three minutes after coming on, when
fellow substitute Thomas Mueller
cut the ball back.
Dortmund drew 1-1 at Nuremberg
to drop its first points of the season.
“We can live with the point,” Dort-
mund coach Juergen Klopp said.
Marcel Schmelzer opened the
scoring with a curling free kick over
the wall and inside the right post in
Per Nilsson equalised after a
Nuremberg free kick in the 51st and
the visitors were unable to extend
their five-game winning start despite
several late chances.
Nuremberg substitute Alexander
Esswein wasted the opportunity to
seal the home side’s first win when
he missed with only the goalkeeper
to beat in injury time.
Schmelzer and Marco Reus were
taken off at halftime with a thigh
injury and dead leg respectively.
“It hurts a lot and the dates are
coming in rapid succession,” Klopp
said with an eye on Tuesday’s Ger-
man Cup game at 1860 Munich.
Werder Bremen defeated Ham-
burger SV 2-0 to compound a bad
week for the home side, which sacked
Thorsten Fink as coach late Mon-
Bayer Leverkusen won 4-1 at
Mainz, Wolfsburg came from behind
to defeat Hoffenheim 2-1, and
Szabolcs Huszti’s late penalty gave
Hannover a 2-1 win over Augsburg.
Bayern routs Schalke 4-0 away in Bundesliga
Norwich City 0, Aston Villa 1
Liverpool 0, Southampton 1
Newcastle 2, Hull City 3
West Brom 3, Sunderland 0
West Ham 2, Everton 3
Chelsea 2, Fulham 0
Chelsea halts slump
...Liverpool unbeaten start ends
Chelsea's Obi Mikel, top, hugs Chelsea's Frank Lampard, No 8, as he
celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Fulham during the
English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Fulham at
Stamford Bridge, London, yesterday. Chelsea won 2-0. AP PHOTO
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