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Terry scores as Chelsea beats Southampton 3-1

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LONDON (AP)

John Terry marked his 400th Premier League appearance with a goal as Chelsea fought back from an early deficit to beat Southampton 3-1 Sunday and move to second in the standings.

After a sloppy start that saw Jose Mourinho's team concede a goal just after kickoff, Chelsea recovered in the second half to close the gap to league leader Arsenal to four points.

Michael Essien's poor back pass allowed Jay Rodriguez to open the scoring at Stamford Bridge after 12 seconds. Southampton held on until Garry Cahill leveled with a header from close range in the 56th. Terry then put Chelsea in front with a glancing header in the 62nd minute for his 34th Premier League goal before Demba Ba put the game beyond reach.

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