Sport Man City stunned by Crystal Palace

Man City stunned by Crystal Palace

 

Glenn Murray celebrates giving Palace the lead
Glenn Murray celebrates giving Palace the lead

(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.

 

– Results:

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

 

– Standings:

Rank Team P W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Chelsea 30 21 7 2 63 26 37 70
2 Arsenal 31 19 6 6 62 32 30 63
3 Manchester United 31 18 8 5 55 28 27 62
4 Manchester City 31 18 7 6 63 30 33 61
5 Liverpool 31 16 6 9 45 36 9 54
6 Tottenham Hotspur 31 16 6 9 50 45 5 54
7 Southampton 31 16 5 10 42 22 20 53
8 Swansea City 31 13 7 11 37 39 -2 46
9 West Ham United 31 11 9 11 41 39 2 42
10 Stoke City 31 12 6 13 35 39 -4 42
11 Crystal Palace 31 10 9 12 38 42 -4 39
12 Everton 31 9 10 12 39 42 -3 37
13 Newcastle United 31 9 8 14 33 49 -16 35
14 West Bromwich Albion 31 8 9 14 28 43 -15 33
15 Sunderland 31 5 14 12 24 44 -20 29
16 Hull City 31 6 10 15 29 43 -14 28
17 Aston Villa 31 7 7 17 20 42 -22 28
18 Burnley 31 5 11 15 26 49 -23 26
19 Queens Park Rangers 31 7 4 20 35 55 -20 25
20 Leicester City 30 5 7 18 29 49 -20 22

 

– Top scorers:

Diego Costa (Chelsea) and Harry Kane (Tottenham) 19 goals

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 17 goals

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