Chelsea lose at home to Crystal Palace, Liverpool beat Everton

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Crystal Palace players celebrating after scoring their second goal. (picture courtesy: twitter.com/@CPFC)

Crystal Palace’s fourth win on the trot takes them further away from the relegation zone.

Chelsea lost 1-2 at home to Crystal Palace to give their rivals glimmers of hope for the premier league title. The league leaders led within the first five minutes of the game but two quick goals from Palace left the hosts on the losing side at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring for Chelsea in the fifth minute from close range on an assist by Eden Hazard. Crystal Palace equalised through Wilfried Zaha’s goal in the 8th minute. Zaha’s shot went through the legs of Alonso and across goalkeeper Courtois. Moments later, Christian Benteke scored to give a 2-1 lead to Palace. No more goals were scored in the remaining eighty minutes of the match as Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace grabbed some crucial points in their bid to avoid relegation.

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Liverpool had an easy outing against Merseyside rivals Everton

Liverpool players celebrating after Coutinho restored their lead by scoring the second goal. (picture courtesy: twitter.com/@LFC)

Meanwhile, Liverpool beat Everton at Anfield to move to the third position. Everton thus missed a chance to move up to as high as fifth position on the premier league table.

Sadio Mane scored the opening goal for Liverpool from a solo run in the eighth minute. Matthew Pennington, playing for the first time in the premier league this season, scored the equaliser for Everton in the 28th minute as he slotted the ball into the goal on a corner. Liverpool went ahead again minutes later from a great curling goal from Coutinho, Pennington being on the receiving end this time due to his defensive failure to mark the scorer properly. Substitute Divock Origi scored in the 60th minute to make it 3-1 in favour of Liverpool. The final scoreline remained the same at 3-1.

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In other match of the day, Tottenham beat Burnley 2-0 to stay seven points behind Chelsea at second position. Manchester United drew 0-0 against West Brom while last season’s champion Leicester City won their fourth straight premier league match under Craig Shakespeare, a 2-0 victory against Stoke City.

Arsenal will take on Manchester City while Middlesborough will face Swansea City in remaining matches of the week on Sunday.