Chelsea missed the chance to put pressure on the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League on Saturday, conceding with two minutes remaining to draw 1-1 at relegation-threatened Wigan.
Despite a poor performance, Chelsea looked on course for a fourth straight Premier League win when Daniel Sturridge scored his eighth goal of the season in the 59th minute. But Wigan dominated the second half and Jordi Gomez tapped in from close range after a mistake by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.
Sturridge put Chelsea ahead with a close-range finish from Ashley Cole’s pass and Wigan seemed unable to breach a defence good enough to help the Blues hand Manchester City its first defeat of the Premier League season on Monday.
But Cech fumbled a weak effort from Hugo Rodallega and Gomez guided the ball into an empty net for his fourth goal in five games.
The result left Chelsea with 32 points from 16 matches, four behind second-place Manchester United and six behind longtime leader City.
Jordi Gomez goal:
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