Palace stun Chelsea
LIVERPOOL, England (AP):
Maybe it won't be a procession to the English Premier League trophy for Chelsea, after all.
The leader's 2-1 loss at home to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace yesterday provided an unexpected twist to a title race that most observers thought was virtually over, with Chelsea holding a 10-point lead and in seemingly unstoppable form.
Chelsea's advantage is down to seven points after second-place Tottenham beat Burnley 2-0 for a fourth straight victory.
Chelsea remain the big favourites to become English champions for a second time in three years but it could really get interesting on Wednesday if Antonio Conte's side slips up again -- and there is a good chance as Manchester City will visit Stamford Bridge.
Wilfried Zaha spearheaded Palace's daring attacking display, cancelling out Cesc Fabregas's fifth-minute opener before setting up striker Christian Benteke for the winner moments later. All three goals were scored in the first 11 minutes.
Yesterday's results: Burnley 0 Tottenham 2; Man United 0 West Brom 0; Liverpool 3 Everton 1; Leicester 2 Stoke 0; Watford 1 Sunderland 0; Hull 2 West Ham 1; Southampton 0 Bournemouth 0.