BY JOE APU
Nigeria’s winger Victor Moses last night helped his English Premier League side Chelsea extend their lead at the top of the table following a 2-0 victory over Hull City at Stamford Bridge.
The Tigers were solid defensively and didn’t concede until the seventh minute of first-half stoppage time when Diego Costa netted his 15th goal of the season, with the Nigerian star Victor Moses providing the assist.
Chelsea scored a second goal in the 81st minute through Gary Cahill from a Cesc Fabregas cross from a free kick.
Following the win, Chelsea have 55 points in the kitty from 22 games, eight more than nearest challengers Arsenal whose coach.
Arsene Wenger apologised for his behaviour after he was sent off for rowing with fourth official Anthony Taylor.
With the Gunners already down to 10 men following referee Jon Moss’s decision to send off Granit Xhaka for a reckless lunge, Wenger’s frustration boiled over when Burnley were awarded a late penalty at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger was furious Francis Coquelin’s challenge on Ashley Barnes was ruled a spot-kick and he became engaged in an animated debate with Taylor while Andre Gray converted the penalty. Alexis Sanchez scored a 98th-minute penalty as 10-man Arsenal recovered from conceding in injury time to claim a thrilling win over Burnley at Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners’ title chances appeared to have been derailed as substitute Francis Coquelin fouled Ashley Barnes in the 93rd minute and Andre Gray converted from the spot to level after Shkodran Mustafi’s header had finally broken Burnley’s resistance.