They out­played us, says Hid­dink

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: Chelsea in­terim boss Guus Hid­dink says his side were “out­played com­pletely” on the coun­ter­at­tack af­ter Ser­gio Aguero scored a hat-trick to give Manch­ester City a 3-0 win at Stam­ford Bridge. A Ser­gio Aguero hat-trick moved Manch­ester City closer to se­cur­ing Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball next sea­son with vic­tory at 10-man Chelsea. City prof­ited from slick break-aways, the first goal ar­riv­ing when Kevin De Bruyne fed Aguero, who fired in. Again De Bruyne led a clin­i­cal counter af­ter the break, find­ing Samir Nasri, who put Aguero clear to fin­ish smartly. Thibaut Cour­tois was sent off for foul­ing Fer­nand­inho, al­low­ing Aguero to whip home his third from the spot. –-BBC

‘Mas­sive’ win for Al­lardyce

Lon­don: Sun­der­land boss Sam Al­lardyce de­scribes his side’s 3-0 win over rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals Nor­wich as “mas­sive” as his side climb to within a point of Nor­wich and safety. Sun­der­land climbed to within a point of safety by beat­ing rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals Nor­wich at Car­row Road.

At the end of an even first half, Fabio Borini buried a penalty fol­low­ing An­dre Wis­dom’s rash chal­lenge in the box. The Ital­ian put in an ex­cel­lent cross for Jermain De­foe to turn in a sec­ond af­ter the break be­fore Dun­can Watmore scored a third in in­jury time. Nathan Redmond hit a post and Nor­wich had penalty ap­peals turned down - but the comeback never gath­ered real pace. In­stead Sun­der­land could eas­ily have in­creased their win­ning mar­gin be­fore Watmore darted onto fel­low sub­sti­tute Se­bastien Lars­son pass and fi­nally made the hosts pay for the space left be­hind as they com­mit­ted num­bers for­wardt. –BBC

Ben­itez: It’s about pas­sion

Lon­don: New­cas­tle United man­ager Rafael Ben­itez praises the Mag­pies’ “pas­sion and com­mit­ment” af­ter his side moved to within three points of safety with a 3-0 win at home to Swansea City.

New­cas­tle claimed a first win un­der Rafael Ben­itez as they over­came Swansea to bol­ster their chances of Premier League sur­vival. Ja­maal Las­celles headed in from a cor­ner to put New­cas­tle in front to­wards the end of an edgy first half. Ash­ley Wil­liams and Jef­fer­son Mon­tero missed chances as the Swans dom­i­nated af­ter the break, but Moussa Sis­soko and An­dros Townsend struck late goals. New­cas­tle are now three points adrift of safety, while Swansea drop to 15th.–BBC

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