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QPR stun Chelsea as Liverpool beat Sunderland

Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on January 2, 2013. — Photo by AFP

LONDON: Shaun Wright-Phillips helped Queens Park Rangers to only their second league victory of the season when his second-half strike stunned his former club Chelsea 1-0 as Liverpool defeated Sunderland 3-0 on Wednesday.

Wright-Phillips smashed home a low strike after 78 minutes to deny Chelsea third spot and help the west Londoners draw level with Reading at the bottom of the table on 13 points.

Chelsea, with a game in hand on leaders Manchester United and third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, have 38 points from 20 matches and trail the table-toppers by 14 points and Spurs by one.

A Luis Suarez double for Liverpool helped the Uruguayan move one goal behind Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie in the scoring charts.

Young talent Raheem Sterling's second top-flight goal also helped lift Liverpool to eighth on 31 points from 21 games. Newcastle United, in 15th, were hosting sixth-placed Everton in the day's final game (2000 GMT).


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