Chelsea put five past hapless Swansea

Blues stay top of the EPL with convincing win over Welsh side; Manchester United edge out QPR; Liverpool beat Villa.

    Oscar and Costa had put Chelsea 4-0 up in 36 minutes [Getty Images]
    Oscar and Costa had put Chelsea 4-0 up in 36 minutes [Getty Images]

    Chelsea scored four goals in the opening 36 minutes in its 5-0 demolition of Swansea in the Premier League.

    Top scorers 

     

    17 Diego Costa (Chelsea)
    14 Sergio Aguero (Man City)
    13 Charlie Austin (QPR)
    12 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
    9 Wilfried Bony (Man City)
       Papiss Cisse (Newcastle)
       Saido Berahino (West Brom)

    Oscar struck first within the first minute at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa added two more in the 20th and 34th, before Oscar grabbed a second for a 4-0 lead at halftime.

    Substitute Andre Schurrle made it 5-0 in the 79th, three minutes after replacing Willian.

    Elsewhere, substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson ended Manchester United's three-game winless run in the English Premier League with second-half goals clinching a 2-0 victory at struggling Queens Park Rangers.

    Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert scored to give Liverpool a 2-0 victory at Aston Villa that kept the team in touch with the European places.

    Results:

    Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

    Burnley 2-3 Crystal Palace

    Leicester 0-1 Stoke

    QPR 0-2 Man Utd

    Swansea 0-5 Chelsea

    Tottenham 2-1 Sunderland

    SOURCE: AP


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