Posted: Saturday October 6, 2012 3:49 PM

Chelsea beats Norwich, extends Premier League lead

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LONDON (AP) - Chelsea extended its Premier League lead with a 4-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday while defending champion Manchester City climbed to second place by beating Sunderland 3-0.

Chelsea rallied after Grant Holt scored for Norwich in the 11th minute. Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard scored before halftime and Branislav Ivanovic added a late goal.

Chelsea leads the league by four points and is off to its best start since the 2005-06 season. City rose to second after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner.

Everton slipped to third after being held to a 2-2 draw by Wigan. West Bromwich Albion maintained its strong start with a 3-2 victory over last-place Queens Park Rangers.

 
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