Chelsea stunned, Liver­pool win

Taranaki Daily News - - Sport -

Chelsea lost more ground in the Pre­mier League ti­tle race by squan­der­ing an early lead to go down 2-1 at Wolver­hamp­ton Wan­der­ers.

Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota scored goals in a four-minute span around the hour mark to con­demn Chelsea to a sec­ond loss in three games, af­ter a re­cent 3-1 de­feat at Tot­ten­ham.

Chelsea are 10 points be­hind un­beaten lead­ers Manch­ester City and could now be in a race just to fin­ish in the top four to qual­ify for next sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League.

Mean­while, Manch­ester City just can­not shrug off Liver­pool in what is look­ing in­creas­ingly like a two-horse race for the Pre­mier League ti­tle.

Three days af­ter scor­ing an in­jury-time win­ner in the lo­cal derby against Ever­ton, Liver­pool came from be­hind to beat Burn­ley 3-1 and move back to within two points of the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons.

Reds boss Juer­gen Klopp made seven changes to his start­ing side and his side strug­gled to break down Burn­ley in a goal­less first half.

Jack Cork gave Burn­ley the lead early in the sec­ond half, only for James Mil­ner to put Liver­pool back on level terms eight min­utes later.

Klopp turned to his bench to bring on Mo­hamed Salah and Roberto Firmino and the vis­i­tors quickly went ahead through a bril­liantly-worked set piece with Firmino tap­ping the ball into an empty net and sealed the win when Xher­dan Shaqiri net­ted the third.

Manch­ester United and Arse­nal played to an en­ter­tain­ing

2-2 draw at Old Traf­ford. A goal­keep­ing blun­der from United’s David de Gea gifted Shko­dran Mustafi a goal in the

26th minute but An­thony Mar­tial equalised four min­utes later.

The Gun­ners re­gained the lead in the 68th minute through Alexan­dre La­cazette af­ter some sloppy United de­fend­ing, only for Jesse Lin­gaard to level mat­ters a minute later as he beat the keeper to poke home.

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur moved up to third place with a 3-1 win over Southamp­ton, while the other two matches fin­ished in 1-1 draws be­tween Ful­ham and Le­ices­ter, and Ever­ton and New­cas­tle.

GETTY IM­AGES

Diogo Jota, right, cel­e­brates with team­mates af­ter scor­ing Wolves’ sec­ond goal in the 2-1 win over Chelsea yes­ter­day.

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