Premier League - Premier League video highlights
Mon, 04 Oct 05:24:00 2010
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Defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos pulled one back for Liverpool after 53 minutes when he headed home a Steven Gerrard free kick, but the home side, who lost Spain striker striker Fernando Torres with an injury after nine minutes, were unable to fight back.
"It's a bad result and a very bad day," Hodgson told a news conference. "There's nothing more I can say. We were very anxious to get back on track, to get the three points and lift ourselves up the table.
"No words or anything I can say can change that situation or make it better," he added.
"It's pointless to try and be positive and say the second half was better and we could have got an equaliser because we lost the game -- a game we did not want to lose."
Chelsea bounced back from defeat at Manchester City to overpower Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and move four points clear at the top.
The victory was Chelsea's sixth in seven league games and Drogba again proved an unstoppable force against Arsenal, giving his side the lead with a stunning flick on the turn after 40 minutes to notch up his 13th goal in 13 appearances against Arsene Wenger's team.
"For the last two days the players have trained exceptionally well - the day after Carlo's father's death was a bit lacklustre," Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins told a news conference. "We were disappointing against Manchester City last week and we did not perform all that well today. You saw not a fantastic performance but a different performance in that we ground out a win. The three points was what we went for and that's what we got."
Wenger said he was pleased with Arsenal's performance.
"I just want to say that the game demonstrates how you can play well and lose the game," he said.
"We had the chances to score today, two in the first two minutes, but when you have the chances you have to score. We need to be more clinical offensively - and defensively."
The visitors also lost striker Hatem Ben Arfa with a suspected broken leg.
"It does not look good," Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said. "It looks like a broken leg. Everyone will have their own opinion but it was a tackle that did not need to be made."Reuters