23 Mar 2014

Chelsea destroy 10-man Arsenal

12:10 pm on 23 March 2014

Chelsea ripped apart 10-man London rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling as Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins in English football's Premier League on Sunday.

Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as City wrapped up a punishing 5-0 victory over 10-man Fulham, while Luis Suarez's prolific run continued with a treble of his own as Liverpool twice came from behind to thrash Cardiff City 6-3.

Wayne Rooney scored the first of his two goals from near the halfway line to help champions Manchester United beat West Ham United 2-0, but his stunning effort was perhaps bettered by Norwich City's Alex Tettey.

Everton moved up to fifth with a 3-2 win over struggling Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion lost 2-0 at Hull City and Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse scored in stoppage time to inflict a painful 1-0 defeat on lowly Crystal Palace.