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Chelsea stun Liverpool, City close on leaders

Published: Sunday 27 April 2014, 19.13CET
Chelsea FC won 2-0 at leaders Liverpool FC to put the fate of the Premier League title in Manchester City FC's hands after the Citizens won at Crystal Palace FC.

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Published: Sunday 27 April 2014, 19.13CET

Chelsea stun Liverpool, City close on leaders

Chelsea FC won 2-0 at leaders Liverpool FC to put the fate of the Premier League title in Manchester City FC's hands after the Citizens won at Crystal Palace FC.

The Premier League title race has been blown wide open once again after Chelsea FC moved within two points of leaders Liverpool FC courtesy of a 2-0 triumph at Anfield, while Manchester City FC won at Crystal Palace FC. 

Liverpool could have ended Chelsea's title hopes with victory but found José Mourinho's side difficult to break down in the first half, which ended with Demba Ba opening the scoring in added time. Reds captain Steven Gerrard slipped close to the halfway line and that gifted the ball to Ba, who raced through on goal and slotted a shot beyond Simon Mignolet.

The hosts came out eager to respond but lacked their usual verve, needing Mignolet to keep out an André Schürrle effort at the other end. Chelsea did manage to add a second, however, with Fernando Torres setting up Willian to walk the ball into an empty net after a Liverpool attack had broken down in added time.

The result ended a run of 11 consecutive league wins for Brendan Rodgers' men and also played into the hands of third-placed City, who lie three points back with a game in hand, plus a superior goal difference, after a 2-0 win at Palace. Edin Džeko and Yaya Touré scored before the interval to put the fate of the title into City's hands.

Also on Sunday, Sunderland AFC climbed off the bottom and out of the relegation zone with a 4-0 defeat of ten-man Cardiff City FC, who now occupy last place. Connor Wickham headed the opener and Fabio Borini struck on the cusp of half-time from the penalty spot, after Cala had been dismissed for impeding Wickham. Emanuele Giaccherini and Wickham added further strikes after the interval.

Last updated: 27/04/14 23.59CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 27/04/2014 19:05 CET

27/04/2014

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2Man. CityMan. City

Džeko 4, Y. Touré 43

Venue: London

27/04/2014

LiverpoolLiverpool0-2ChelseaChelsea

Ba 45+3, Willian 90+4

Venue: Liverpool

27/04/2014

SunderlandSunderland4-0CardiffCardiff

Wickham 26, 86, Borini 45+1 (P), Giaccherini 76

Venue: Sunderland

26/04/2014

Man. UnitedMan. United4-0NorwichNorwich

Rooney 41 (P), 48, Juan Mata 63, 73

Venue: Manchester

26/04/2014

FulhamFulham2-2HullHull

Dejagah 55, Amorebieta 58

Jelavić 75, Long 87

Venue: London

26/04/2014

StokeStoke0-1TottenhamTottenham

Rose 33

Venue: Stoke

26/04/2014

SwanseaSwansea4-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Bony 10, 90+4 (P), Shelvey 26, Pablo Hernández 73

Agbonlahor 22

Venue: Swansea

26/04/2014

West BromWest Brom1-0West HamWest Ham

Berahino 11

Venue: West Bromwich

26/04/2014

SouthamptonSouthampton2-0EvertonEverton

Alcaraz 1 (og), Coleman 31 (og)

Venue: Southampton

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