Chelsea beats Manchester City to move within six points of Man United

Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday to close within six points of English Premier League leader Manchester United.

Frank Lampard converted a penalty in the 28th minute for his 20th goal of the season after winger Salomon Kalou was fouled by defender Micah Richards. Chelsea controlled possession for the remainder of the game to send Manchester City to its fifth straight defeat.

In the only other Premier League game Wednesday, Arsenal beat Aston Villa 1-0 on a goal by Vassiriki Diaby in the 10th minute to move past Liverpool into third place.

Manchester United leads the standings with 72 points and nine games left compared, while Chelsea improved to 66. Arsenal has 55 points, two more than Liverpool.
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