25 Nov 2012

West Brom up to third after win at Sunderland

7:12 am on 25 November 2012

West Bromwich Albion moved up to third in English football's Premier League, at least until Chelsea play on Monday, when they won 4-2 at Sunderland in the early match.

A fourth successive league win moved West Brom on to 26 points from 13 matches, with only Manchester United and champions Manchester City above them on 30 and 28 points respectively.

Chelsea, who play Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday, will move back above the Baggies if they win their first match under interim manager Rafa Benitez and inflict a first league defeat of the season on the champions.

Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers lost 3-1 at Manchester United, watched from the stands by new manager Harry Redknapp.

QPR remain outright bottom in the Premier League.

Wigan Athletic beat Reading 3-2, Stoke City saw off Fulham 1-0 and Everton drew with visitors Norwich City.