Posted: Sun December 29, 2013 1:50PM; Updated: Sun December 29, 2013 1:50PM

Chelsea secure crucial victory over Liverpool

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Samuel Eto'o (front) celebrated after scoring the winning goal for Chelsea against Liverpool.
Samuel Eto'o (front) celebrated after scoring the winning goal for Chelsea against Liverpool.
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LONDON (AP) -- Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o scored first-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over title rival Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Eto'o gave Jose Mourinho's team a decisive lead from Oscar's back pass in the 34th.

Third-place Chelsea trails leader Arsenal by two points and Manchester City by one point.

Liverpool is six points adrift after slipping to a second consecutive loss.

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