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Chelsea restores three-point lead

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2009 | 9:35 AM

Frank Lampard scored a late penalty yesterday to give Chelsea a 2-1 win over last-place Portsmouth that restored their three-point lead at the top of the English Premier League.



Chelsea looked to be heading for a fifth game without a win, until defender Mark Wilson was penalized for a foul on Branislav Ivanovic and Lampard hit the resulting penalty past goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic.



Chelsea have 40 points to defending champion Manchester United\'s 37, and eight more than third-place Arsenal, which drew 1-1 at Burnley.



Niko Kranjcar scored twice to help fifth-place Tottenham beat Manchester City 3-0 and hand their rival just a second league defeat, while Liverpool moved to sixth with a 2-1 win over Wigan.