21 Nov 2011

Liverpool beat Chelsea

7:23 am on 21 November 2011

Chelsea's faltering English Premier League football title challenge suffered another blow when they lost 2-1 at home to Liverpool.

A second successive home defeat for Chelsea following their 5-3 loss to Arsenal left them 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after 12 matches of the season.

Chelsea fell behind when Maxi Rodriguez scored after 34 minutes but equalised when substitute Daniel Sturridge scored at the far post 10 minutes into the second half.

The game at Stamford Bridge appeared to be heading for a draw until former Chelsea full back Glen Johnson found himself in space on the right and burst into the penalty area before unleashing a low shot into the corner of the net with 3 minutes to play.

Liverpool climbed to sixth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Tottenham play Aston Villa tomorrow.