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EPL: Sunderland Stop Chelsea, United, Arsenal, Liverpool Win

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Sunderland became only the third team this season to take a point against Chelsea as they earned a deserved draw.

Gus Poyet’s team frustrated and tested the Premier League leaders with a display of discipline and organisation.

Chelsea could not find a way through the Black Cats defence, the closest they came a first-half drive from Willian which hit the post.

Santiago Vergini clipped the bar for the home side, who missed chances late on to take the three points.

In an earlier game, Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United eased to victory over Hull.

Smalling forced the ball across the line at the second attempt after Hull failed to clear Rooney’s corner.

England striker Rooney scored his fifth of the season from 20 yards after Van Persie’s lay-off before the Dutch striker added a third from similar range following Ander Herrera’s pass.

United’s third successive win came despite an early Angel Di Maria injury.

And Liverpool ended a run of three league defeats with victory over Stoke courtesy of a Glen Johnson winner.

Reds captain Steven Gerrard started the game on the bench and saw Stoke go close when Mame Biram Diouf had a shot saved and Bojan Krkic hit the post.

Lucas Leiva, Rickie Lambert and Joe Allen missed chances for the Reds and Diouf had a strike cleared off the goalline by Raheem Sterling.

A Lambert header then hit the crossbar before Johnson nodded in the rebound.

Aaron Cresswell scored his first Premier League goal as West Ham moved up to fifth in the table with victory over 10-man Newcastle.

The former Ipswich defender’s 56th-minute strike ended the Magpies’ run of five successive league wins and handed the Hammers their first in four, reports the BBC.

Newcastle finished with 10 men when captain Moussa Sissoko was shown two yellows in the space of 46 seconds.

Their best chances fell to Ayoze Perez whose two efforts went a foot wide.

EPL RESULTS

Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

QPR 3-2 Leicester

Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea

Man Utd 3-0 Hull

Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

WBA 0-1 Arsenal

Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace

West Ham 1-0 Newcastle

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