International Soccer - England

Torres stars in Chelsea's win vs. City

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Fernando Torres enjoyed a renaissance performance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea claimed a dramatic 2-1 win over Manchester City.

The Spaniard has found life at Stamford Bridge to be quite difficult, but he sparked the Blues to all three points on Sunday by setting up Andre Schurrle for the opening goal before striking at the death for the winner.

The win brings Chelsea to 20 points on the season to help the club reclaim second place in the top flight where it sits two points back of first-place Arsenal.

Torres missed a tremendous scoring opportunity in the 28th minute, but he made amends five minutes later by creating space on the right flank to center a pass for Schurrle, who tucked home the finish from close range.

The Spain international continued to terrorize the City defense and nearly doubled Chelsea's advantage in the 37th minute only to see his curling shot rattled the crossbar.

City managed to draw level in the 49th minute when Sergio Aguero latched on to Samir Nasri's through ball and hammered a powerful shot past Petr Cech at the near post, but a defensive miscue between Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart in the 90th minute allowed Torres to get through on goal and slot the ball into the empty net for the winner.

Sunderland 2, Newcastle 1

Sunderland, England - Sunderland picked a fine time to claim its first Premier League win of the season as the Black Cats earned a 2-1 defeat of Newcastle in the latest installment of the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Steven Fletcher put Sunderland in front after just five minutes, but it looked as if the two sides would split the points when Mathieu Debuchy equalized for the Magpies in the 57th minute.

But Fabio Borini, who is on loan at Sunderland from Liverpool, ensured a dramatic finish by netting the game-winner six minutes from time, bringing the Black Cats out of the cellar and up to four points on the season.

Tottenham 1, Hull City 0

London, England - Roberto Soldado continued his penchant for scoring from the penalty spot by netting the lone goal in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat of Hull City at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

The two sides remained level until the 80th minute when Soldado turned in a shot from the spot for his fourth Premier League goal, three of which have been penalty kicks.

Tottenham improves to 19 points to climb up to fourth place in the top flight while Hull City remains on 11 points.

Swansea City 0, West Ham 0

Swansea, Wales - Swansea City and West Ham United remained separated by two points in the Premier League table on Sunday after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Scoring chances were at a premium throughout the match as neither side managed to break the deadlock, leaving Swansea on 11 points for the season and West Ham on nine.

10/27 14:30:44 ET

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