(AA) – English Premier League’s Manchester City find themselves further away from the top spots after the shocking loss against Crystal Palace on Monday night.
Manchester City lost the match 2-1 to the home team. Goals were scored by forward Glenn Murray and midfielder Jason Puncheon for Crystal Palace. Manchester City narrowed the gap thanks to a goal by Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure near the end of the game.
Manchester City are now in fourth place with 61 points. They are nine points behind the leaders Chelsea.
Chelsea edged out Stoke City 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Belgian star Eden Hazard successfully converted a penalty in the 39th minute for Chelsea. Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam scored the equalizer in the 44th minute. And, in the 62nd minute, Loic Remy scored the winning goal for the London club.
Chelsea are ever closer to a Premier League title as they collected 70 points in 30 matches. City rivals Arsenal are in second position with 63 points.
Arsenal shattered Liverpool 4-1 in the game of the week at Emirates Stadium, in London on Saturday, thanks to goals scored by Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, German attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil, Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and French striker Olivier Giroud.
Liverpool’s only goal was scored by English midfielder Jordan Henderson on a penalty kick.
Meanwhile, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 3-1 at Old Trafford. Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera scored twice and English veteran forward Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United. Aston Villa’s consolation goal was scored by Belgian striker Christian Benteke.
Manchester United climbed to third place with 62 points.
Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Queens Park Rangers
Swansea City 3-1 Hull City
Everton 1-0 Southampton
Leicester City 2-1 West Ham United
Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa
Chelsea 2-1 Stoke City
Burnley 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle United
Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City
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– Top scorers:
Diego Costa (Chelsea) and Harry Kane (Tottenham) 19 goals
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 17 goals