Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland: Blues into Third

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Chelsea 2-1 Sunderland: Blues into Third
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Despite a promising opening 45 minutes for his Sunderland, Paolo Di Canio was unable to inspire the Black Cats to a positive result in his debut game as the club’s new manager, with Chelsea emerging as 2-1 victors at Stamford Bridge. In a disappointing affair, all three goals carried an element of fortune to them, with Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal followed by two deflected strikes in Chelsea’s favor courtesy of Sunderland's Matthew Kilgallon and then Branislav Ivanovic to give the Blues all three points.

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