Chelsea beat City

London, March 15:

Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday to close within six points of English Premier League leader Manchester United.

Frank Lampard converted a penalty in the 28th minute after Salomon Kalou was fouled by Micah Richards.

In the only other game, Arsenal beat Aston Villa 1-0 on a goal by Vassiriki Diaby in the 10th minute to move past Liverpool into third place. Manchester United leads the standings with 72 points and nine games left compared, while Chelsea improved to 66. Arsenal has 55 points, two more than Liverpool.