Defending champion Chelsea stretched its perfect start in the English Premier League to nine games with a 5-1 victory over Bolton yesterday at home. Midfielder Frank Lampard scored two goals and set up two others.
Chelsea struck for four goals in nine minutes early in the second half after trailing 1-0 early. The Blues are unbeaten in their last 38 league games.
Tottenham moved into second place with a 2-0 victory over last-place Everton, also in London. Manchester United moved to third by beating host Sunderland, 3-1. Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy and substitute Giuseppe Rossi, a New Jersey-born Italian under-21 player, scored for United.
Arsenal lost at West Bromwich Albion, 2-1, leaving last year's runner-up 14 points behind Chelsea.
* SCOTLAND: Hearts stayed unbeaten in 10 games -- and in first place -- by holding Celtic to a 1-1 tie on the road.
Rudolf Skacel scored his eighth goal of the season for Hearts after Craig Beattie had put Celtic in the lead in the 13th minute.
* GERMANY: Werder Bremen took over first place in the Bundesliga on goal difference by beating Nuremberg, 6-2. Previous leader Bayern Munich was held to a 1-1 tie against Schalke.
Miroslav Klose scored a hat trick for Werder Bremen. Ivan Klasnic added two goals.
"Nuremberg made some mistakes and they were punished for it," Klose said.
* MLS: Taylor Twellman scored his league-leading 17th goal of the season in the 35th minute to help New England beat visiting Chicago, 1-0. . . .
Kansas City kept its playoff hopes alive after a 90th-minute goal by Preki secured a 2-2 tie against host FC Dallas. If the MetroStars lose or tie against Chivas USA today, the Wizards get the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. . . .
Mark Chung and Brian Mullan had a goal and an assist in San Jose's 3-1 win over host Los Angeles.