Posted: Saturday December 8, 2012 12:07 PM

Chelsea wins 3-1 at Sunderland as Torres stars

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SUNDERLAND, England (AP) -Fernando Torres scored twice to make it four goals this week as Chelsea beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday to record its first victory in eight Premier League matches.

Torres, who also collected a double in the 6-1 thrashing of FC Nordsjaelland on Wednesday, volleyed the ball into the net with the studs of his boot in the 11th minute. He converted a penalty in the 45th, his first in English football.

The Spain striker hit the goal-frame in the 48th, the rebound falling for Juan Mata to make it 3-0.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson scored a consolation goal in the 66th minute.

Chelsea stayed third, seven points behind leader Manchester United but having played a game more. Sunderland dropped into the relegation zone, two points from safety.

 
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