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HEADING HOME: Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou scoring his second goal.
HEADING HOME: Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou scoring his second goal.

LONDON: Salomon Kalou’s two goals put Chelsea in second place in the English Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough, while Liverpool was held 1-1 by Wigan on Wednesday.

The draw dropped Liverpool to third, level on points with Chelsea but behind on goal difference. Both are two points behind Manchester United.

In the Italian league, David Beckham scored off a free-kick but Diego Milito equalised three minutes from the end as AC Milan settled for a 1-1 draw against Genoa in the Italian Serie ‘A’.

The results:

English Premier League: Chelsea 2 (Kalou 58 & 81) bt Middlesbrough 0; Everton 1 (Cahill 61) drew with Arsenal 1 (van Persie 90); Manchester City 2 (Wright-Phillips 17, Bellamy 77) bt Newcastle 1 (Carroll 81); West Ham 2 (Di Michele 33, Cole 51) bt Hull 0; Wigan 1 (Mido 83) drew with Liverpool 1 (Benayoun 41); Blackburn 2 (Warnock 66, McCarthy 87) drew with Bolton 2 (Taylor 15, Davies 35).

Italian Serie ‘A’: AC Milan 1 (Beckham 33) drew with Genoa 1 (Milito 87); Catania 0 lost to Inter Milan 2 (Stankovic 5, Ibrahimovic 71); Udinese 2 (Quagliarella 20, Di Natale 74) bt Juventus 1 (Iaquinta 77). — AP

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