Ashley Cole scores in 85th minute to lead Chelsea


LONDON (AP) - Ashley Cole scored in the 85th minute for his first goal in two years Saturday, sending Premier League leader Chelsea to a 1-0 victory over Stoke.

Cole lifted the ball over Asmir Begovic at Stamford Bridge to give Chelsea a three-point lead in the standings over Everton and West Bromwich Albion. Everton won 3-0 at Swansea, and West Brom beat Reading 1-0.

Southampton climbed out of last place by rallying past Aston Villa 4-1 for its first points of the season. Ricki Lambert scored twice to beat U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Fulham won 2-1 at Wigan, and West Ham drew 1-1 with Sunderland.

On Sunday, Manchester United visits Liverpool and champion Manchester City hosts Arsenal.

American forward Robbie Findley started and played until the 50th minute in his debut for fourth-tier Gillingham, which won 2-0 at Port Vale. Findley, a member of the 2010 U.S. World Cup team, was obtained Friday from second-tier Nottingham Forest on a one-month loan.


BERLIN (AP) - Borussia Dortmund's 31-match unbeaten run in the Bundesliga ended with a 3-2 loss to Hamburger SV.

Son Heung-Min scored twice and Rafael van der Vaart provided two assists to deal Dortmund its first league loss in over a year and preserve Hamburg's record of 36 games unbeaten set in January 1983.

"Not a lot pleased me today," Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said.

Bayern Munich maintained its winning run with Thomas Muller scoring and setting up Toni Kroos for a 2-0 win at Schalke.

Wolfsburg drew 1-1 with Greuther Fuerth, Mainz beat Augsburg 2-0 thanks to first-half strikes from Andreas Ivanschitz and Adam Szalai, and Freiburg drew 0-0 at Fortuna Duesseldorf, the only club yet to concede a goal.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Xavi Hernandez scored 3 minutes from time to seal Barcelona's 2-0 home win over Granada, keeping the Spanish leaders perfect through five rounds.

Barcelona opened a provisional 11-point gap over defending champion Real Madrid, which faces a Spanish-capital derby at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Xavi pounced on a loose ball at the top of the area and fired it off the underside of the crossbar.

Lionel Messi then set up Barcelona's second goal 2 minutes into injury time when defender Borja Gomez redirected the Argentina forward's shot into his own goal.

Also, South Korea international Park Chu-Young scored in his home debut for Celta Vigo to earn a 2-1 win over Getafe, while Osasuna and Espanyol remained winless along with Granada and stuck at the bottom of the standings after Osasuna lost 3-1 at Zaragoza and Espanyol fell 1-0 at Real Betis. U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra made his debut for second-division Racing Santander, starting in a 1-0 win at Mirandes.


PARIS (AP) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck for two goals to help Paris Saint-Germain cap a fine week by crushing Ajaccio 4-0 in the French league.

The Sweden striker, who scored in PSG's 4-1 thrashing of Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday, now has seven league goals in five games since coming from AC Milan. He was the leading scorer in the Italian league last season with 28 goals.

PSG has 12 points from six matches.

On Sunday, French leader Marseille looks to maintain its perfect start when it hosts Evian.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Celtic, behind goals from Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama, defeated last-place Dundee to revive its title defense in the Scottish Premier League.

After Robert Douglas saved Scott Brown's penalty kick in the 38th minute, the former Celtic goalkeeper was beaten just before the half by Hooper. Wanyama scored four minutes into the second half.

Celtic is in third place, a point behind leader Motherwell, which is at Aberdeen on Sunday, and Hibernian, which was held to a 2-2 draw by Inverness.

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