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Chelsea resurgence under Guus Hiddink continued on Saturday after they crushed a hapless Newcastle side 5-1 at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa continued his impressive form in front of the goal when he slid opener, his eighth in 11 matches.
Pedro made it 2-0 before Costa’s brilliant assist for the marauding William made 3-0 inside the first 17 minutes.Two further goals from Pedro and Bertrand Traore made it 5-0 for Chelsea’s biggest win of the season before a late consolation for new signing Andros Townsend reduced the defeat.
Manchester United suffered yet another setback in their quest for the top four finish in the early lunch time kick off .United lost 2-1 against relegation threatened Sunderland who previous to the match had never defeated United at the Stadium of Light in the premier league history.
The Black Cats took an early lead through January signing Wahbi Khazri free-kick which evaded everyone past David De Gea. United equalised before the break when Anthon Martial delightfully lifted the ball from a tight angle.
A poorly marked Lamine Kone who also joined Sunderland during the January transfer window sealed the three points for the home side when he rose to score a powerful header past United defence.
The defeat leaves United six points adrift the top four having played an extra match.