Crystal Palace Stunned Chelsea to Keep the Title Race Alive!

By  Football Pulp - 3 April 2017

The struggling Crystal Palace defeated league leaders, Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge to not only keep their hopes alive but also offered Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City a lifeline for the title race in the process. The high-flying Chelsea hosted the Eagles on Saturday with the pundits predicting a comfortable win for the Blues. Things started to flow in a similar fashion as Cesc Fabregas put the host ahead just five minutes after the proceedings. Antonio Conte’s men were eyeing an easy win and rightly so, but the ignorant attitude of Diego Costa did not allow the leaders to extend their lead. Wilfried Zaha equalized for the visitors and Christian Benteke fired a stunning strike to put the visitors ahead. 

 

 

The defeat against Crystal Palace was only the second home defeat for Antonio Conte this season after being defeated by Liverpool in the September of last year. After the loss, Antonio Conte responded to the media and said:

 

"For (the media) it's a good result because it makes this more interesting in the championship,"

 

There’s no doubt Tottenham Hotspurs have a good chance to tighten the gap since the lead now has been cut down to seven. Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that his side will keep fighting for the title. The Argentinean wants to continue their impressive run and extend their winning streak to four with a 0-2 win over Burnley.

 

 

 

Manchester City could’ve decreased the deficit, but they were stunned by Mustafi’s equalizer. Manchester City visited Arsenal late on Sunday evening with the hopes to secure all three points. Lorey Sane put the visitors through early, but Theo Walcott leveled the terms before the half-time, following which Sergio Aguero restored the lead minutes before the half-time whistle. With just eight minutes into the second half, Mustafi salvaged a point for the host. Wenger once again kept a low profile as fans kept on booing the Frenchman.  Pep Guardiola had a muted response.

 

 

 

Liverpool also kept their hopes for a Champions League spot alive with an emphatic victory in the Merseyside Derby. Jurgen Klopp was exhilarated to see his top guns firing from all ends and secure a win. The disappointment was palpable in Everton ranks as Ronald Koeman decided not to interact with the media.

 

Manchester United was also held to a goalless draw at home by West Brom, denying the Red Devils an important chance to move ahead on the table. Leicester City extended their winning streak to four with a 2-0 win over Stoke.

 

 

 

It was another exciting weekend in the Premier League and the title race has grown more interesting. Can Spurs and Man City close the gap in the coming Matchweeks?

 

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