Chelsea beats Norwich, extends Premier League lead
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By The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) Chelsea extended its Premier League lead with a 4-1 victory over Norwich on Saturday while defending champion Manchester City climbed to second place by beating Sunderland 3-0.
Chelsea rallied after Grant Holt scored for Norwich in the 11th minute. Fernando Torres, Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard scored before halftime and Branislav Ivanovic added a late goal.
Chelsea leads the league by four points and is off to its best start since the 2005-06 season. City rose to second after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner.
Everton slipped to third after being held to a 2-2 draw by Wigan. West Bromwich Albion maintained its strong start with a 3-2 victory over last-place Queens Park Rangers.
BARCELONA, Spain - Ten-man Getafe beat nine-man Real Zaragoza 1-0 on a penalty kick from Diego Castro for its first road victory of the Spanish league season.
Ndri Romaric left host Zaragoza a player down in the ninth minute when he was shown a red card for a knee-high tackle on Mehdi Lacen.
Alvaro Gonzalez was ejected in the second half for tripping Getafe's Pedro Leon in front of goal. Castro made the penalty kick in the 69th-minute. Getafe's Abdelaziz Barrada was sent off for a tackle on Jose Maria Martin in the 84th.
Oscar Gonzalez scored with a header in the 82nd minute for Valladolid to escape with a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Espanyol. Rayo Vallecano netted twice in the first half to beat visiting Deportivo La Coruna 2-1.
On Sunday, league-leader Barcelona looks for a club-record seventh win in seven games at the start of the season when it hosts Real Madrid.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Bayern Munich beat Hoffenheim 2-0 for its seventh straight Bundesliga victory, with Franck Ribery scoring both goals. Bayern is off to its best start since 1995 and has won 10 of 11 matches in all competitions.
Hamburg won 1-0 at Greuther Fuerth on a goal by Heung-min Son. Promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf lost its first match of the season, going down 1-0 with 10 men at Mainz.
Freiburg routed Nuremberg 3-0 to hand the visitors their fourth straight loss, with American defender Timmy Chandle whistled for a foul on Daniel Caligiuri that led to Caligiuri's goal in second-half injury time. Schalke beat Wolfsburg 3-0 as Felix Magath's team remained next to last in the Bundesliga.
On Sunday, undefeated Eintracht Frankfurt visits Borussia Moenchengladbach, and defending champion Borussia Dortmund travels to Hannover and Stuttgart hosts Bayer Leverkusen.
PARIS (AP) - Saber Khlifa scored a hat trick, sending Evian to a 3-2 victory at defending champion Montpellier in the French league. The win moved Evian out of the relegation zone.
Reims moved into fourth place, beating Nice 3-1 at home thanks to two late goals from substitute Gaetan Courtet.
Toulouse drew 2-2 with Valenciennes, coming back from two goals down to secure seventh place. It is one place ahead of Valenciennes.
On Sunday, league leader Marseille takes on rival Paris Sain-Germain, which is in position to take first place from Marseille on goal difference.
Updated October 6, 2012