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Palace stun Chelsea

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:22 AM
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha.

 

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.